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Rabb, Maurice F., Jr.

(born: 1932  -  died: 2005) 

Maurice F. Rabb, Jr. was born in Shelby County, KY, the son of Jewel Miller Rabb and Maurice Rabb, Sr. An ophthalmologist, Rabb Jr. is internationally known for his work with cornea and retinal vascular diseases. He was one of the first African American students to enroll at the University of Louisville, graduating in 1958. His residency work was completed at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he was the first African American chief resident; he later opened a practice in Chicago. Each year the Rabb-Venable Ophthalmology Award for Outstanding Research is awarded to an outstanding Ophthalmology student. For more see Dr. Maurice Rabb Biography in The HistoryMakers.


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