Spreading Good News (Post 767 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams)

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IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND, THEN YOU CAN BE A GOOD FRIEND TO OTHERS.

~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

We all should know more about the contributions that African-Americans have made in the fields of science and medicine, as well as art, music, the written word, sports, and just-everyday life.

During “Black History Month,” (February) I will continue Spreading Good News about Black History on Monday through Thursday.  On Fridays, I will keep posting the very popular “Funny Friday” pieces!

I hope you enjoy this piece of Black History!

 

Dr. Daniel Hale WilliamsBLACK HISTORY MONTH:  Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open heart surgery.

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was an African American physician who made history by performing the first successful open heart surgery operation.

He was born on January 18, 1858 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, the fifth of eight children.  His father was a barber who died when Daniel was only nine.  His mother, a Scots-Irish woman, was unable to provide for all the children on her own, so she moved the family to Baltimore, Maryland, to stay with relatives.  An apprenticeship with a shoemaker was found for Daniel; he remained there as a shoemaker’s apprentice for three years while he was still a young child.  As a teenager, he learned to cut hair and became a barber, living and working with a family who owned a barber shop in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams2In Janesville, Daniel began to attend high school.  He graduated from Hare’s Classical Academy in 1877.  While working as a barber, he met Dr. Henry Palmer, a leading surgeon, who became the Surgeon General of Wisconsin. Dr. Palmer took Daniel on as a medical apprentice; he had two other apprentices at the time. Dr. Palmer helped the three apprentices apply for admission to a top medical school, the Chicago Medical School, which was affiliated with Northwestern University.  All three were accepted and began their studies in 1880.  Dr. Daniel Hale Williams graduated with his medical degree in 1883.

At the time that he graduated from medical school, black doctors were not allowed to work in Chicago hospitals.  As a result, in 1891, Williams started the Provident Hospital (Chicago) and training school for nurses in Chicago, Illinois.  This was established mostly for African American citizens.

Williams was a teacher of Clinical Surgery at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and was an attending surgeon at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.  He worked to create more hospitals and accessibility for African Americans.  In 1895 he co-founded the National Medical Association for African American doctors, and in 1913, he became a charter member and the only African American doctor in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Williams died on August 4, 1931 in Idlewild, Michigan.

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ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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Favorite BlogsSOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman.

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 767 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams)

  1. Sandra says:

    In Idlewild, wow. You very seldom here that city mentioned anymore. Was there an HBO movie made about Dr. Hale’s life?

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