by Farida Dawkins, at 01:07 pm, January 23, 2018, History

5 African American pioneers in science and medicine you should know

Students in the Frederick Douglass Hospital Operating credit: National Library of Science

African-Americans have continued to defy the odds that were instituted by bigotry and discrimination. Despite being barred or ostracized, there have been individuals who have dared to forge ahead and become pioneers in specific fields of medicine.

Below are some iconic figures that paved the way for dentistry, cardiology, and neurosurgery respectively.

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