Patricia Era Bath is a very smart person. She invented the Laserphaco probe which helped people see better. Many people say that her invention is very helpful. Patricia was also brave and liked to research things. She moved around a lot because of her jobs. Her father and mother encouraged her to do various things.
Patricia Bath was born on November 4, 1942 in Harlem, New York. Her dad's name was Rupert Bath and her mother was Gladys Bath. She also had a younger brother. Her father was the first black motorman for the New York City's subway system. Her mother was the descendant of African slaves and Cherokee Native Americans. Her mother also worked as a housewife and saved money for her children's education. Her mother…show more content… Her mentors were Dr. Albert Schweitzer and Dr. Cecil Marquez. Dr. Cecil Marquez inspired her to become a physician. Patricia Bath said, "Believe in the power of truth... do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of imagination." (source 5)
Patricia still works to find ways of providing medical attention in places where health care is not available. In 1977, Patricia and three other doctors helped found the American Association for the Prevention of Blindness (AIPB), of which she is currently President. She is so passionate about helping people that she uses profits from the sales of the Laserphaco to fun the AIPB. This organization is able to provide eye care to everyone, no matter how much money they have.
Patricia Bath also is a professor at St. Georges University. In 1972, she got married to Dr. Benny J. Primm and gave birth to a daughter named Eraka She is currently 72 years old. Patricia Bath received numerous awards. She received a merit award in 1960 from Mademoiselle magazine from her discovery regarding glaucoma and blindness