Black History Month – The Heart Of The Matter

I bet you thought that I was going to talk about Valentine’s Day, didn’t you? Well maybe later, but not in this post. Today, I want to introduce you to the first black surgeon who performed the first open heart surgery on a stab victim.

Mr. Daniel Hale Williams

*photo courtesy of Chicago Tribute

Mr. Williams is also getting double props on my blog because he is indeed from the city of wind. He opened up a practice on the south side of Chicago that would employ all black interns, nurses, and doctors. A hospital by the name of Provident.

I am sure that he was indeed a trailblazer for all black doctors that came after him, since he traveled around the country giving talks to other physicians.

Hopefully, you are enjoying our series on those from Black History who aren’t as highlighted in the media and books.

~Make It A Fantastic Day

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