Black History Month
Patricia Bath was an American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic. She was the inventor of laser cataract surgery. Her invention, the Lazerphaco Probe, enabled Bath to become the first African-American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose.
Patricia Bath was the first African-American person to serve as a resident in ophthalmology at New York University. She was also the first African-American woman to serve on staff as a surgeon at the UCLA Medical Center.
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