Black History Month: Day 14 – The Man Who Opened Our Hearts

Today in Travelbox History Corner, I wanted to honor a man notable for his "gifted hands." He is a pioneer as a surgeon, performing one of the most legendary surgeries in modern medical history. I am of course, talking about... Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. (Did you think I was talking about someone else?) Daniel Hale … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 14 – The Man Who Opened Our Hearts

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Black History Month: Day 11 – The Immortal Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was a poor black tobacco farmer who was diagnosed with cervical cancer and unknowingly became the progenitor of the HeLa cell line, one of the most important cell lines in medical research ever discovered. Her immortal cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 11 – The Immortal Henrietta Lacks