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.
"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).
I wonder how many Nobel laureates, medical researchers, physicians, nurses, inventors, philanthropists, diplomats, humanitarians...have been lost to abortion in the 42 years since Roe v. Wade. Forty-two: old enough to become President of the U.S.
Dr. Patricia Era Bath is an African American/Native American ophthalmologist and the inventor of the Laserphaco Probe. Bath is the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts.
"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.
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