Celebrating Black History Month With Innovation
While we try and ease ourselves into a new year and a new rhythm, we must take a medical minute to pause and reflect on where we have been and where we are going. So here is a brief history of some of our earlier healthcare firsts.
History of Black Healthcare Achievements
- It was in 1721, that Onesimus, an African enslaved, described the African method of inoculation against smallpox, to Puritan minister Cotton Mather. The technique is later used to protect American Revolutionary War soldiers, and later perfected in the 1790s by a British Doctor, Edward Jenner.
- Dr. James Durham, a slave, buys his freedom and begins a medical practice in New Orleans, to become the first African-American doctor in the United States in 1788.
- Dr. James McCune Smith, a graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1837, became the first African American to earn a medical degree.
- Dr. David Jones Peck is the first African-American medical school graduate in the United States (Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL) in 1847.
While Black History is filled with firsts, there will be no lasts. The challenge in the society woven around us is to break free of the status quo and to innovate in order to help overcome the obstacles before us.The New Firsts
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