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Race and Medicine in Nineteenth-and Early-Twentieth-Century America

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ISBN-10: 087338878X

ISBN-13: 9780873388788

Edition: 2006

Authors: Todd Savitt, Douglas Robillard

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Todd Savitt is professor of medical humanities and history at the Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University and is the secretary/treasurer of the American Association for the History of Medicine.

Prefacep. ix
Diseases and Disorders of African Americans
Smothering and Overlaying of Virginia Slave Children: A Suggested Explanationp. 3
Filariasis (Elephantiasis) in the United Statesp. 7
Race, Medicine, and the Discovery of Sickle Cell Anemia: Introductionp. 16
Herrick's 1910 Case Report of Sickle Cell Anemia, Chicago, Illinoisp. 18
Washburn's 1911 Case Report of Sickle Cell Anemia, Charlottesville, Virginiap. 28
Sickle Cell Anemia: The Invisible Maladyp. 39
Health and Health Care during Slavery and Reconstruction
Black Health on the Plantationp. 53
Medical Experimentation and Demonstration on Blacks in the Old Southp. 77
Slave Life Insurance in Virginia and North Carolinap. 89
The Georgia Freedmen's Bureau and the Organization of Health Care, 1865-66p. 101
African American Medical Schools
The Rise and Decline of African American Medical Schools: Introductionp. 121
Lincoln University Medical Departmentp. 125
Straight University Medical Department: Black Medical Education in Reconstruction New Orleansp. 139
The Education of Black Physicians at Shaw University, 1882-1918p. 154
Training the "Consecrated, Skillful, Christian Physician": Student Life at Leonard Medical Schoolp. 169
Four African American Proprietary Medical Colleges, 1888-1923p. 189
Money versus Mission at Knoxville College Medical Department, 1895-1900p. 225
Abraham Flexner and the Black Medical Schoolsp. 252
The Black Medical Profession
Entering a "White" Profession, 1880-1920p. 269
"A Journal of Our Own": The Medical and Surgical Observer in Late-Nineteenth-Century Americap. 295
Walking the Color Line: Alonzo McClennan, the Hospital Herald, and Segregated Medicinep. 316
Appendixp. 339
Notesp. 353
Indexp. 435
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