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Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview [videotapes], February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000

view Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview [videotapes], February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Interviewee:
Bath, Eraka
Bath, Patricia Dr. 1949-
Presenter:
Chelnick, Judy
Berger, Sondra
Physical description:
0.50 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Date:
2000
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000
20th century
1980-2000
1990-2000
Notes:
Born in New York. B.A., Hunter College, 1964; M.D., Harvard University College of Medicine, 1968. Fellowship in ophthalmology, Columbia University, 1969-1970; internship, New York University, 1970-1973 (where Bath was first African American resident in ophthalmology. Joined faculty of UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in surgery and ophthalmology, and later the Dept. of Ophthalmology at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute. Founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, 1976. Conceived the Laserphaco Probe, 1981 (patented 1988).
Summary:
Approx. 8.5 hours of original videotaped interviews with Patricia Bath, inventor of the Laserphaco, an instrument which uses lasers to remove cataracts during eye surgery. Also includes interviews with her daughter, Eraka Bath, and supplemental documentation including articles, biographical sketch materials, and selected publications.
Cite as:
Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Medicine--Communication systems
Laserphaco (medical instrument)
African American physicians
African American women
Eye diagnosis
Eye--Diseases
Eye equipment and supplies
Eye--Examination
Ophthalmology
Inventors
Inventions
Women inventors
Ophthalmologists
Surgeons
Local number:
2000.3067 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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