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Mama Might Be Better off Dead The Failure of Health Care in Urban America

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ISBN-10: 022662370X

ISBN-13: 9780226623702

Edition: 1994 (Enlarged)

Authors: Laurie Kaye Abraham, Ansell

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North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago's Loop, is surrounded by some of the city's finest medical facilities, Yet, it is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family in the neighborhood, who are beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner-cities. Headed by Jackie Banes, who oversees the care of a diabetic grandmother, a husband on kidney dialysis, an ailing father, and three children, the Banes family contends with countless medical crises. From visits to emergency rooms and dialysis…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/5/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 0.66" wide x 0.91" long x 0.08" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English