To celebrate Black History Month, BODIES…The Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino will recognize trailblazers of the healthcare industry and medical field with special displays and profiles throughout February.
The installation will highlight several Black men and women who have contributed to the advancement of medical sciences and the health community in various ways.
For a limited time, BODIES…The Exhibition will feature profiles of historic Black physicians and medical professionals including Dr. William Edward Allen Jr., the first African American to be certified as an x-ray technician; Chicago’s first African American physician Dr. Daniel Hale Williams; and Dr. Alexa Canady, the first African American female in the U.S. to become a neurosurgeon specializing in hydrocephalus, congenital spine abnormalities and spinal tumors, among many others.
With February also marking American Heart Month, which raises awareness on the lasting effects of heart disease and its causing factors on the entire body, the Exhibition will highlight the likes of Dr. Richard Allen Williams, a cardiologist who was the first African American from Delaware to attend and graduate from Harvard University.
Williams founded the Association of Black Cardiologists in 1974 and is the author of “The Textbook of Black-related Diseases,” which is widely considered the classic seminal work on the medical status of Black doctors.
The exibit is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with final admission granted at 5 p.m.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website.