Today in Black History: November 13, 1913 “Dr. Daniel Hale Williams became the first African American to Become a Member of the American College of Surgeons”

On today in 1913, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams became the first African American to become a member of the American College of Surgeons.  In 1895 he co-founded the National Medical Association for African American doctors. Williams also performed the first successful pericardium surgeries in the United States of America. He also founded Provident Hospital, which was the first non-segregated hospital in the United States of America.

To learn more about Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, click here.

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