IMHOTEP OF ANCIENT EGYPT, WAS THE REAL FATHER OF MEDICINE. HE LIVED ABOUT 2300 B.C. GREECE AND ROME HAD THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICINE FROM HIM. IN ROME HE WAS WORSHIPPED AS THE PRINCE OF PEACE IN THE FORM OF A BLACK MAN. HIS ETHIOPIAN PORTRAITS SHOW HIM A NEGRO. IMHOTEP WAS ALSO PRIME MINISTER TO KING ZOSER AS WELL AS THE FOREMOST ARCHITECT OF HIS TIME. THE SAYING, “EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY FOR TOMORROW WE DIE,” HAS BEEN TRACED TO HIM. HIPOCRATES, THE SO-CALLED “FATHER OF MEDICINE” LIVED 2,000 YEARS AFTER IMHOTEP. 

 

 ABEN ALI, AN AFRICAN NEGRO, WAS PRIVATE PHYSICIAN TO CHARLES V11, KING OF FRANCE (1403-1465). WHEN THE KING FELL DANGEROUSLY ILL AT TOULOUSE, ABEN ALI WAS SENT FOR AND HE CURED HIM. THEREAFTER, THE KING MADE HIM A MEMBER OF HIS SUITE.

DR. C. TAVARES, AN AFRICAN NEGRO, WAS THE PRIVATE PHYSICIAN TO KING CARLOS 1 OF PROTUGAL UNTIL THE LATTER’S DEATH IN 1908.

DANIEL WILLIAMS, CHICAGO SURGEON WHO DIED IN 1931, WAS THE FIRST TO PERFORM A SUCCESSFUL OPERATION ON THE HUMAN HEART.

 

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