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Dr. Patricia Bath

Dr. Patricia Bath Doctor Patricia Bath’s passionate dedication to the treatment and prevention of blindness led her to develop the Cataract Laserphaco Probe. The probe, patented in 1988, is designed to use the power of a laser in order to quickly and painlessly...

Lewis H. Latimer

Lewis H. Latimer Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928): Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1848 and raised in Boston, Lewis was an African American pioneer who played a major role in the development of the electric light bulb. From ex-cabin boy in the US Navy, to a draftsman...

Ruth Wakefield

Ruth Wakefield Ruth Wakefield is the creator of chocolate chip cookies. Born on June 17, 1903, Wakefield grew up to be a dietician and food lecturer after graduating from the Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. In 1930, Wakefield was...

Mark Dean

Mark Dean Mark Dean and his co-inventor Dennis Moeller created a microcomputer system with bus control means for peripheral processing devices. Their invention paved the way for the growth in the information technology industry. We can plug into our computers...

Bette Nesmith Graham

Bette Nesmith Graham Bette Nesmith Graham ended up inventing one of the mostly widely used office products of the 20th century. Typewriters came into widespread use after World War II. Although typing was a lot easier, It was nearly impossible to correct mistakes on...