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Dr. Patricia Bath

American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic.

Dr Patricia Bath was first black doctor to receive a medical patent. She invented the Laserphaco Probe for cataract treatment. She held four patents for her inventions. As a humanitarian, Dr. Bath founded the non-profit American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness in Washington, D.C..

3 Things we love about Patricia:

  • Her love of science was encouraged by her mother who bought her a chemistry set!
  • She graduated from high school in two years. Her motivation and drive is unbeatable. 
  • She’s an advocate for telemedicine, so rural areas can receive the medical attention they need. 

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