Friday, March 8, 2013

Patricia Era Bath

Patricia Era Bath

What I find most interesting about Patricia Era Bath is that she lives today and yet there is little record about her.  I so often feel that women are not recognized as loudly as men for their accomplishments.  Patricia Era Bath supports my claim.

"Do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of your imagination."
-Dr. Patricia Bath*

Born in 1942, Patricia Era Bath is an African American woman from Harlem NY who became an ophthalmologist.  that statement alone puts her on my "you go girl" list.  However, there's more.  She discovered and patented a way to vaporize cataracts with lasers which not only was less evasive then the previous method but the method also help individuals who had not seen for over 30 years, see again.

* Hopkins, Heather M. "Meet Dr. Patricia Bath." Footsteps Jan.-Feb. 2005: 36. General OneFile. Web. 8 Mar. 2013.

More Information: - this is a link to her patent

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