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Patricia Bath Biography Inventor, Doctor, Educator (1942–) – Black History

Among many firsts, Patricia Bath is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent. She invented the Laserphaco Probe for cataract treatment in 1986. Synopsis Born in Harlem, New York, on November 4, 1942, Patricia Bath became the first African American to …

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