Honoring Black History Month in Medicine and Science – Part 2

Black History Month 2

It is important to honor all of those who pave the way to make a better life for future generation.  Here is part 2 for honoring Black History Month in Medicine and Science.

  • Percy Lavon Julian synthesized physotigmine, a drug used for the treatment of glaucoma.
  • Roscoe L. Koontz was the first formally trained health physicist.
  • Samuel Lee Kountz, Jr. discovered a technique that allows doctors to monitor the fall of the kidney blood supply following transplant surgery and to give certain amounts of drugs to patients to overcome rejection
  • Myra Adele Logan was the first woman to perform open heart surgery.
  • Arnold Hamilton Maloney discovered an antidote for barbiturate poisoning.
  • Dewey Sanderson invented the urinalysis machine.
  • Susan McKinney Steward was the first African American woman to formally enter the medical profession.
  • Louis Sullivan was the founding dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Sullivan was also the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Vivien Theodore Thomas worked on experiments on surgical shock and blue baby syndrome
  • Jane Cooke Wright developed anticancer drugs.
  • Daniel Hale Williams was the first doctor to successfully perform open-heart surgery.
  • Frederick McKinley Jones is a inventor of the moveable refrigerator trucks. Click here for more information.
  • Patricia E. Bath, M.D. is a inventor of the cataract laserphacoprobe.  Click here for more information.
  • George Washington Carver is a inventor of more than just peanut butter.  Click here for more information.
  • Ann Moore and the Snugli.  Click here for more information.

Learn more about your family history today!  Honor your ancestors and give praise for what they have gone through to help your future generations.  You are the future so make your life better for next generation!

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