Rosalyn Scott

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African-American thoracic surgeon

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According to Wikipedia, Rosalyn P. Scott is an American thoracic surgeon known for her work in education and for being the first African-American woman to become a thoracic surgeon. Early life and education Scott was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey and was inspired to become a physician by both her father and uncle. Her father was a dentist, and his dental office was the source of Scott's early exposure to medicine where she helped on Saturday mornings by cleaning dental instruments, editing information on charts, and organizing patient documents. Scott's father suffered from a heart attack when she was in the third grade. However, he lived through it and later encouraged Scott to become a cardiothoracic surgeon. Not only was Scott inspired by her father, but her uncle was a thoracic surgeon and President of the hospital where he worked in Chicago.

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