10 Black Scientists and Physicians Who Changed History With Their Groundbreaking Achievements

Norbert Rillieux (March 17, 1806 – Oct. 8, 1894)

Rillieux was an inventor and engineer, best remembered for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator. His invention was meant to improve the sugar-refining process. The evaporator was created by 1843 and was implemented in 13 sugar factories. This machine prevents discoloration and burning.

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

Patricia Bath (born Nov. 4, 1942)

Bath is an ophthalmologist and inventor known for being the first African-American female doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention. While attending Columbia University, she discovered that African-Americans were more likely to go blind than whites. She was one of the first Black women to complete a residency program in ophthalmology. In 1988, Bath received a patent for the Laserphaco Probe to help restore sight.

6 Replies to “10 Black Scientists and Physicians Who Changed History With Their Groundbreaking Achievements”

  1. Anything blacks have built, discovered or invented while under the oppression of the slave masters whip is unworthy of praise, celebration or recognition.

  2. Remember a goodly number of black scientist are financed by the white man who stand in the shadowy world of finance waiting to pounce. (SEE CONTRACTS)

  3. THANKFULLY IT ONLY SAYS 10 AND NOT The top 10 coz then i wud av moaned about the absence of the name on every white persons lips, yet dont know that 'the real Mccoy' was a a famous black inventor, or dr drew who perfected blood transfusions, but died in 1954 coz he wasnt allowed a blood transfusion in the deep south, coz he was black. or latimer who'se gas mask saved millions of lives in both world wars and miners. so i cant moan but thankyou for the ones i had never heard of….

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