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Late Ophthalmologist Dr. Patrica Bath to be Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

The late Patricia Bath, MD, whose history-making career included a string of "firsts" for Black women in ophthalmology, will break barriers once again when she becomes one of the first two Black women inventors inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame next spring. Dr. Bath, who pioneered laserphaco and the disc

ipline of Community Ophthalmology, is recognized as the first Black female physician to receive a medical patent. To read more, visit NPR.


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