The Invention Of Patricia Bath

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Edward Lopez

Patricia Bath

Not many people know what a “Laserphaco probe” is. It sounds as if it was from a science fiction movie, but it is not. It was invented by Patricia Bath. It was made to remove cataracts. Her early life was hard, mainly because she lived through segregation.

Patricia Bath was born on November 4, 1942, in Harlem, New York. Her parents are Rupert Bath and Gladys Bath. She developed an interest in science at a young age. She went to Charles Evans Hughes High school and served as the editor for the school’s science paper. AT the time of 1959, she was selected among the many students to attend a summer program at Yeshiva University, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. When she was 16 years old, she worked on researching cancer. She graduated highschool in 2 ½ years and she was on her way to college.
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Afterwards, she enrolled in medical school in Howard University, in Washington D.C. She got a job as an intern in Harlem Hospital. A year later, she accepted a fellowship in Columbia University. She did research and found out that black people were eight times more likely to suffer from blindness from a result of glaucoma, than white
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