Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight

by Michelle Lord
illustrated by Alleanna Harris

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An account of a very brilliant life- the inventor of a laser probe used to remove cataracts and, subsequently, the first African American woman doctor to receive a medical patent. Doctor Patricia Bath (1942-2019) was also profoundly concerned with social justice, using medical interventions to support those unable to access or afford care, leading to her recognition by President Obama in 2009 for her work with the blind. An original addition to Black History's timeline. 'Really thorough insight into a lesser known Black story in the UK mainstream. A nice complement to texts of trailblazers and helps broaden types of achievements recognised in this space' (Farrah, CLPE Learning Programme Leader, Letterbox Library reviewer). Age 6-10, Hardback 41pp