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Sex, Sickness, and Slavery Illness in the Antebellum South

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ISBN-10: 025208053X

ISBN-13: 9780252080531

Edition: 2014

Authors: Marli F. Weiner, Mazie Hough

List price: $35.00
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 Marli F. Wiener skillfully integrates the history of medicine with social and intellectual history in this study of how race and sex complicated medical treatment in the antebellum South. Sex, Sickness, and Slavery argues that Southern physicians' scientific training and practice uniquely entitled them to formulate medical justification for the imbalanced racial hierarchies of the period. Challenged with both helping to preserve the slave system (by acknowledging and preserving clear distinctions of race and sex) and enhancing their own authority (with correct medical diagnoses and effective treatment), doctors sought to understand bodies that did not necessarily fit into neat dichotomies…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 9/4/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English