African Americans in ScienceBelow is a list of African American scientists and information on the accomplishments and contributions each person has made to science and humanity.
DOB: (1920 - 1982 )
Major Accomplishments: He invented 28 electronic devices including the control unit for the pacemaker.
More information: Otis Boykin
DOB: (1950 - )
Major Accomplishments: This neurosurgeon and professor led a medical team that became the first to separate Siamese twins successfully.
More information: Dr. Ben Carson
DOB: (1925 - )
Major Accomplishments: This biochemist worked for NASA and discovered a method for detecting bacteria in water, food, and body fluids.
More information: Emmett W. Chappelle
DOB: (1904 -1950)
Major Accomplishments: Best known for his work with blood plasma, he helped set up the American Red Cross blood bank. He also established the first blood bank in England.
More information: Charles Drew
DOB: (1894 - 1971)
Major Accomplishments: His work in food sterilization and preservation improved processes in food packing and preparation.
More information: Lloyd Hall
DOB: (1899 - 1975)
Major Accomplishments: He is known for developing synthetic steroids for use in the treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
More information: Percy Julian
Major Accomplishments: This zoologist is known for his work with insects. He was the first to demonstrate that insects can hear.
More information: Charles Turner
Major Accomplishments: He founded the Provident Hospital in Chicago. In 1893, he performed the first successful open heart surgery.
More information: Daniel Hale Williams
Other African American Scientists and InventorsThe following table includes more information on African American scientists and inventors.
|African American Scientists and Inventors|
|Bessie Blount||Developed device to help disabled persons eat.|
|Phil Brooks||Developed the disposable syringe.|
|Michael Croslin||Developed the computerized blood pressure machine.|
|Dewey Sanderson||Invented the urinalysis machine.|