Dr. Daniel Hale Williams – 1856-1931

An American general surgeon, who in 1893 performed the first documented, successful pericardium surgery in the US to repair a wound.  He founded Chicago's Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the United States and also founded an associated nursing school for African Americans.

The heart surgery at Provident, which his patient survived for the next twenty years, is referred to as "the first successful heart surgery" by Encyclopedia Britannica.   In 1913, Williams was elected as the only African-American charter member of the American College of Surgeons.  (Wikipedia)


Original Charcoal drawing beautifully framed. Approx 15"x18" Artist Greg Paige


GPDW - Charcoal drawing - Dr. Daniel Hale Williams