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MBHB Celebrates Black History Month: Inventor Patricia Era Bath

February 21, 2021

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is proud to celebrate Black History Month in recognition of it as an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans in spotlighting their critical role in U.S. history. In this regard, we are highlighting noteworthy African American inventors whose creations changed the world.

Patricia Era Bath holds the distinction of being the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. She is the inventor of the Lazerphaco Probe which is used in laser cataract surgery. In total, she is the holder of five patents.