Dr. James McCune Smith was one of the most accomplished intellectuals and activists in America. He may be best known for his success in abolitionist politics; however, his pioneering influence in medicine is equally remarkable. As the America’s first black doctor, Dr. Smith paved the way for African Americans in the medical field, while committing his life to working for economic and social justice.
“I thought of sepsis with elderly patients and immunocompromised patients, but that’s just not true,” said Meyers. “It can happen to you; it can happen to your daughter; it can happen to a perfectly healthy individual; it can happen to anyone.”
Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health issue across the globe. On September 4, 2019, we lost a partner in that mission. Stuart Levy, MD, one of the earliest and loudest voices warning of the dangers of antibiotic overuse in both humans and animals, passed away after a prolonged illness.