This text follows the life and struggle of Dr. Charles Drew, black surgeon and blood plasma pioneer, who successfully fought the American Red Cross in their decision to segregate white blood from black. While in Britain in 1940, Drew became full-time medical director of the plasma project for Great Britain, the first great experiment in gross production of human plasma. His documentation of the experiment was used by the U.U. Army, and later the American Red Cross, in more ambitious blood bank projects. This work is written in the dramatic style of the "Ideas on Trial" series from Bank Street, presenting Drew's life and struggle in detail. It contains diary entries, letters, trial transcripts and newspapers.
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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.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110071353178