Today marks the second day of 28 Days of Black Excellence created by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Phillip highlights the work of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931), one of the first physicians to perform open-heart surgery in the United States. His musical inspiration comes from the Stevie Wonder’s 1984 hit “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931)
Notable Achievements: Daniel Hale Williams was the first physician to perform the first successful open-heart surgery in the United States, created antiseptic methods to prevent infection, and founded a hospital with an interracial staff.
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This episode of 28 Days of Black Excellence was sponsored by Judy Lund.
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