Habeeb Bacchus (1929 – 2005)

He entered Howard University at the age of 16 from British Guiana in 1945. He received a doctorate in physiology from GWU beginning in 1948 and completing it 18 months later at the age of 21. At the time he was the youngest person to ever receive a doctorate from GWU. He went on to enter GWU’s medical school. He helped devise techniques to screen for cancer and developed a diagnostic test to measure calcium levels in the blood that is still widely used today.

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