Charles Drew: Pioneer of Blood Plasma

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9780071353175: Charles Drew: Pioneer of Blood Plasma

A biography of the black surgeon who conducted research on the properties and preservation of blood plasma and was a leader in establishing blood banks.

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The Inspiring True Story of How the Founder of America's Blood Banks Paved the Way For Minorities in Medicine.

Watching his beloved sister become deathly ill during the "Doomsday Flu" epidemic of 1918 made young Charles Drew determined to become a doctor. But it wasn't so easy. College and medical school were more expensive than his working-class family could afford. Then there was prejudice. In the early 1900s, racial prejudice barred all but a tiny handful of African-Americans from attending U.S. colleges and even fewer from going to the nation's medical schools. Yet, Charles was determined to succeed.

His motto was "Dream High" and he did. Over and over throughout his amazing life he overcame prejudice by being the best at everything he tackled, from student athlete to doctor, professor, and scientist.

Now in this exciting biography, Dr. Linda Trice, a former black Studies professor, tells the unforgettable story of the life and achievements of one of the world's most honored scientific innovators, the pioneer of blood plasma and father of the modern blood banks, a man who devoted his life to helping minority students become doctors and puncturing racial myths.

In Charles Drew, read how Drew made his momentous discoveries. Live through hs dramatic battles against racism and his truggle to become a doctor. Take a front-row seat as you experience the conditions African-Americans lived in during the years 1900 to 1950 and come to understand Drew's extraordinary courage and determination.

Finally, be inspired by a man who, through his brilliance and dedication, "Dreamed High" and achieved.

About the Author:

Linda Trice, Ph.D., a former professor of Black STudies, is the author of many children's works. The Bank Street College of Education was founded in 1916 in New York City under the name of the Bureau of Education Experiments. Known throughout the world as "America's most trusted name in early childhood education," its mission is to make learning meaningful for all children.

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