This week in black history
Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan is this country’s first black female pediatric surgeon. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Medical School. On furthering her education, she is one of few pediatric surgical oncologists in the United States – dedicating her life to finding cures for rare cases of cancer in children.
Marie Maynard Daly was the first African American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry. She also investigated the effects of sugar on the coronary arteries and later pioneered in studying the impact of cigarette smoking on the lungs.
Way back in 1822, James Hall was the first black to graduate from a U.S. medical college which was the Medical College of Maine.