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Paint it Black series: 3/29 Dr.Patricia Bath



“Dr. Patricia Bath was the first African-American female doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose: a Cataract Laserphaco Probe, which enabled surgeons to remove cataract lenses more accurately and painlessly, using a laser, rather than the previously traditional method of using a ‘grinding, drill-like device’.”

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Paint it Black series: 3/29 Dr.Patricia Bath

“Dr. Patricia Bath was the first African-American female doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose: a Cataract Laserphaco Probe, which enabled surgeons to remove cataract lenses more accurately and painlessly, using a laser, rather than the previously traditional method of using a ‘grinding, drill-like device’.”
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