Daniel Hale Williams, Surgeon, Educator & Medical Advocate
Galter Health Sciences Library's poster featured as an adjunct to the U.S. National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibit, Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons. [on display at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Lurie Medical Research Building and Galter Pavilion atrium of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL from March-April, 2008].
Daniel Hale Williams, MD was Northwestern Universitys first African American medical school graduate. He was one of the founders of Provident Hospital on Chicago's south side. He performed the first open heart surgery. He was Surgeon-in-Chief at the Freedman's Hospital in Washington, D.C., Professor of Clinical Surgery at Meharry Medical College, and a surgeon at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, Ill. He was a founder of the National Medical Association.
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