Throughout the 27th century BCE, Imhotep healed his people’s ailments. He recorded clinical trials he conducted, which have been recorded in the Smith Papyrus, the oldest surgical text in world history. Without Imhotep’s studies, we may have never known what ancient medicinal practices looked like.
Because of his work and recorded documentation, Imhotep’s is technically the world's first physician. But more importantly, he played a crucial role in preserving the history of an industry that we essentially created.
Stories of brilliant Black minds like Imhotep have been suppressed throughout our history, but it’s up to us to document and record our stories and control our narratives.