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Dr. Alexa Canady --1st African American Neurosurgeon

She started practicing for a short time at the Henry Ford Hospital before going to work at the Children’s hospital of Michigan.

She then became the first African-American woman to be a board-certified Neurosurgeon in 1984. 73 more words

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Dr. Alexa Irene Canady

She is a retired American medical doctor specializing in neurosurgery. She was born in Lansing, Michigan and earned both her bachelors and medical degree from the… 154 more words

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First African American Neurosurgeon -- Dr. Alexa Irene Canady

Canady and her younger brother were raised outside of Lansing and were the only two African-American students in their school.

 Her mother being a former President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 111 more words

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Dr. Percy Lavon Julian ---Chemist of Medicinal drugs from Plants

He later started his own company to synthesize steroid intermediates from the wild Mexican yam.

 His work helped greatly reduce the cost of steroid intermediates to large multinational pharmaceutical companies, helping to significantly expand the use of several important drugs. 46 more words

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