Dr. Alan L. Hart
Episode 4’s Guncle of the Week is Alan L. Hart, who pursued groundbreaking scientific research in radiology and tuberculosis treatment. Alan was one of the first trans men to have a hysterectomy in the US (ca 1917) and live the remainder of his life as a man. He overcame multiple public outings, each time being forced to relocate his entire medical practice. Alan pioneered the use of x-ray photography in tuberculosis detection, and helped implement TB screening programs that saved thousands of lives. A true hero!