This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

May 17, 1988

Patricia Era Bath, a co-founder of the King-Drew Medical Center Ophthalmology training program, secures a patent for laser technology for the removal of eye cataracts, making her the first African-American female doctor to earn a patent for a medical purpose.

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