Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions of black people in society. At Care at Home, we celebrate black caregivers and medical professionals for their impact on the healthcare industry.
Rebecca Lee Crumpler, born as Rebecca Davis, was a trailblazer in the medical field. She was the first black woman to earn a degree in medicine in the U.S., graduating from the New England Female Medical College in 1864. Her legacy continues to inspire future generations of medical professionals.
Mary Eliza Mahoney was a pioneering nurse in the U.S. She made history as the first black woman to graduate from an American school of nursing in 1879 and to work as a professional nurse.
Daniel Hale Williams was a groundbreaking black physician who established Provident Hospital in 1891, the first U.S. hospital to admit patients without regard to race. He also established the first black nursing school and was honored as the only black charter member of the American College of Surgeons in 1913.
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