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African American Scientists

Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931)

Daniel Hale Williams 

  • Graduated with M.D. degree from Chicago Medical Hospital.1883
  • Appointed to Illinois State Board of Health in 1889 to work on medical standards & rules
  • Founder of Provident Hospital and Nursing Training School, 1891
  • Served as Surgeon in chief at Freedman's Hospital, 1894-1898
  • Helped organize National Medical Association, 1895
  • During his career as a surgeon, he performed multiple groundbreaking procedures. 
  • His influence helped black leaders in many U.S. cities found or lead hospitals, having a positive impact on the mortality rate of black patients. 

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