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Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in 1941.


Louis Pasteur B. December 27, 1822, Dole, Jura, Franche-Comté, France D. September 28, 1895 (aged 72) Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, France


"Self Made Millionaire" Was one of the first Black American inventors admitted into the National inventors Hall of Fame. Percy Julian specialized in making drugs and medications from plants. As a young college student bound for DePauw, Percy Julian watched his family standing on the stations platform. His Grandfather, a former slave freed by the 13th Amendment, waved a hand missing two fingers, cut off as punishment for learning to write.


PRESS THE VISIT BUTTON For more about Meharry and the School Top-ten producer of African-American Ph.D.s in Biomedical Sciences Meharry is the second largest educator of African-American medical doctors and dentists in the United States. Meharry was the first medical school in the South for African Americans.


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Tony Hansberry II, is a 9th-grader. The new sewing technique he has developed helps to to reduce the risk of complications and simplifies the hysterectomy procedure for less seasoned surgeons. He is only 15 years old, but has already become instrumental in developing an advanced surgical stitching procedure used in hysterectomies


Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, first African American Cardiologist. Taught Surgery at Meharry Medical College. Founded Provident Hospital, Chicago.


Patricia Era Bath (born November 4, 1942, Harlem, New York) is an African American and Native American ophthalmologist, inventor and academic. She has broken ground for women and African Americans in a number of areas. Prior to Bath, no woman had served on the staff of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, headed a post-graduate training program in ophthalmology or been elected to the honorary staff of the UCLA Medical Center (an honor bestowed on her after her retirement).


“Believe in the power of truth...Do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of imagination.” Patricia E. Bath, Ophthalmologist


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"Kathleen’s poor grades hurt her self-esteem, so we decided to try ADHD medication. She was upset about the decision, so I printed out a list of famous inventors, musicians, artists, and athletes who were diagnosed with ADHD. She lit up." See how one creative momma harnessed this insight into some beautiful reminders of ADHD's special powers (available to purchase and hang, we might add).