Today we celebrate one of the most important inventors of our time: Dr. Patricia Bath. In 1988 Dr. Bath patented the Lasephaco Probe that is used during surgery to correct cataracts (an eye condition that clouds your vision and can lead to blindness). Dr. Bath's invention is still used in countries around the world during surgery.
- 1st African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology...
- 1st woman to chair an ophthalmology residency in the US
- 1st African American female doctor to secure a medical patent
- Co-founded American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness
(image Copyright Dr. Patricia E. Bath, M.D.)
Ever feel like no one in Hollywood can come up with an original idea these days? We do too. That's why it's up to you to pick which movie version survives and which shall be erased from recorded history: The original with one of the greatest comedians of this century or the re-make with the biggest movie star on the planet 😳 #LiveIntensely #VS
Many rightfully know Thurgood Marshall as the first African American Supreme Court judge, appointed in 1967. But it was 13 years early when Marshall had arguably his most significant achievement.
In the 1954 case Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Marshall successfully argued against state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students; leading the Supreme Court to declare that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" and unconstitutional.