Honoring Dr. Patricia Bath

February is Black History Month. We would like to salute Patricia Bath for her contributions to ophthalmology. Bath is the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used around the world to treat cataracts. The holder of four patents, she is also the founder of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness located in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Bath through her research in the 1970s found that African Americans were ...

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Ethics Conference Wills Institute

January 18, 2012


Guest speaker at the ethics conference Walter Tsou (left), President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, previously Health Commissioner, City of Philadelphia. Also pictured are Dr. Spaeth (middle) and Dr. Tasman (right), previously Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Wills.

 

Photo by Roger Barone

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