Top 7 African-American Inventors

Mark Babatunde March 16, 2017

Patricia Bath

Patricia Bath

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Born in Harlem, New York, in 1949, Dr. Patricia Bath is a trained ophthalmologist and inventor of the Laserphaco Probe that she invented in 1986, revolutionizing the surgical treatment of cataracts. Dr. Bath holds the record as the first Black female doctor to receive a medical patent.


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