Daniel Hale Williams was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania January 18,1858. His parents were Daniel Williams Jr. and Sarah Price Williams who had eight children. His father was a barber and was a very religious and proud father of his children. However, he died of tuberculosis in 1867 when Daniel was only nine years old. Therefore, Sarah and her kids moved to Baltimore to live with relatives because they were a poor family.
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at professional meetings. He also ran a private practice. He preformed ovarian cysts research, which found that white women were more prone to have the disease than black women. He remained at Provident Hospital until 1912. He left there to become an attending staff surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago until 1926. His wife, Alice died in 1924. After his stroke, he moved to Idlewild, Michigan where he lived in retirement until he died on August 4,1931.