November 25, 2007
George William Stanley Ish was one of Pulaski Countys most respected African-American physicians. A 1909 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Ish was instrumental in the establishment of the United Friends Hospital and the J. E. Bush Memorial Hospital in Little Rock (Pulaski County). It was chiefly through his urging that the state built the McRae Memorial Tuberculosis Sanatorium, a segregated facility for the treatment of black patients. Ish died in 1970 and is buried in Little Rocks Haven of Rest Cemetery.