A profile of Dr. Charles Drew, who developed a process for separating plasma from blood cells and improved techniques for blood storage.
A profile of Dr. Matilda Evans the first Black female MD in South Carolina and a healthcare advocate for Black people as a whole but children in particular.
“Medical Apartheid” by Harriet A. Washington charts the history of unethical medical experiments that have been conducted on Black people. The book largely focuses on discussing examples of the lack of respect or even lack of recognition of Black personhood within the medical field. But the book also tells the story of the development of medical ethical standards.
In the Noire News March episode I’ll discuss feature stories about Black people in West and Central Africa, the United Kingdom, and America. In addition, there’s the regular monthly memorial and even a few positive stories some of which were inspired by the Coronavirus.
A profile of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, one of the first doctors to perform open-heart surgery and the founder of America’s first Black-owned hospital. Dr. Williams graduated from medical school at a time when many Black doctors were prevented from practicing medicine in White hospitals. To circumvent this obstacle, he co-founded the Provident Hospital and Training School Association on the South Side of Chicago. He later performed one of the first successful open-heart surgeries on a young man who sustained severe stab wounds to the chest.