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Dr. Daniel Hale Williams:

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Founded Freedman's Hospital School Of Nursing, On November 15, 1894.

The School Became A Part Of Howard University In 1969 And Had Graduated 1,700 Nurses Before It Closed In 1973.

In 1891, Williams Opened Chicago's Provident Hospital. For The First Time There Was A Facility Specifically Established To Formally Train Black Women To Become Nurses. Provident Was Also The Nation's First Interracial Hospital.

Dr. Williams Made History On July 9, 1893, When He Performed The First Successful Open Heart Surgery On Record.  He Operated On A Man Who Had Been Stabbed In The Chest. The Man Lived For 50 More Years, Following The Procedure.

Williams Died On August 4, 1931. He Was 75 Years Old.

"In Order For lack History To Live, We Must Continue To Breathe Life Into It." -- Hubert Gaddy, Jr.
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