Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was the first doctor to do open heart surgery, more than 100 years ago in Chicago’s Provident Hospital? He was also African American! You can read about him in your Open Court reader, right?
Here’s another African American doctor you should know…..Dr. Benjamin Carson! In 1987, he became the first doctor to operate to separate conjoined twins…and both twins lived!
Blog Tamers, click on “comment” below and write to compare and contrast these two doctors: how are they they alike and how are they different? Also, Blog Tamers, why do you think “Knowledge is Power”?