An American health dilemma : a medical history of African Americans and the problem of race: beginnings To 1900 / W. Michael Byrd, Linda A. Clayton ; with a foreword by Robert J. Blendon.

Byrd, W. Michael [Browse]
New York : Routledge, 2000-2002.
1 online resource (617 p.)


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An American health dilemma ; v. 1
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At times mirroring and at times shockingly disparate to the rise of traditional white American medicine, the history of African-American health care is a story of traditional healers; root doctors; granny midwives; underappreciated and overworked African-American physicians; scrupulous and unscrupulous white doctors and scientists; governmental support and neglect; epidemics; and poverty. Virtually every part of this story revolves around race. More than 50 years after the publication of An American Dilemma, Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 classic about race relations in the USA, An American
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  • An American Health Dilemma; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; On the Origins of a Race- and Class-Based System; Goals and Objectives; Methodology; Background for Reassessing Race, Class, and Health Care in the United States; Part I The Background; Chapter 1 Race, Biology, and Health Care in the United States: Reassessing a Relationship; On Race: Examining an Enigma; The Evolution of a Racially Unequal Health System; Race Explored: A Life Sciences/Health Care Perspective; Race: An Intellectual History
  • Race: A History of Science PerspectiveRace, Medicine, and Science: Ancient Relationships; Race, Medicine, and Science: The Middle Ages; Race, Medicine, and Science during the Renaissance and Reformation; Race, Medicine, and Science in the Age of Reason and Enlightenment; Nineteenth-Century Race, Science, and Medicine; The Social Sciences and Twentieth-Century Race, Science, and Medicine; Race, Class, Ethnic Politics, and Health Care; Evaluative Benchmarks of Black Progress; Strategies to Overcome a Dream Deferred: Race, Justice, and Equity in Health Care As We Enter the Twenty-first Century
  • Chapter 2 Race, Medicine, and Society: From Prehistoric to English Colonial TimesAncient Western Medicine and Health Care: Race and Class Considerations in Predecessor Health Systems; Ancient Greece: Establishing Western Science and Hierarchies; Roman Medicine: Legions, Slaves, and Public Health; The Middle Ages; The Arabic Legacy of Race and Slavery; The Scientific and Medical Renaissance: Inauspicious Racial and Medical-Social Roots; Black Health before and during the Slave Trade: Beginnings of a Health Deficit Legacy
  • Part II Race, Medicine, and Health in the North American Colonies and the Early U.S. RepublicChapter 3 Black Health in the North American English Colonies, 1619-1730; A Background with Iberian Roots; The North American English Colonies; Black Slave Health: Effects of the Diaspora; Origin of a Race- and Class-Based Health System; An Embryonic Healing Profession; A Black Healing Tradition; Chapter 4 Black Health in the Republican Era, 1731-1812; Seeds of a Multitiered, Unequal Health System; Race, Medicine, and Health Care: Reassessing the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
  • The "Hottentot Venus" and Nineteenth-Century Racial ScienceA "Slave Health Deficit" Institutionalized: 1731-1812; An Emerging Dual Health System in Black and White; Race Medicine: Real or Imagined Differences?; The Black Medical Profession: 1731-1812; The White Medical Profession, 1731-1812; Part III Race, Medicine, and Health in the United States from 1812 to 1900; Chapter 5 Black Health and the Jacksonian and Antebellum Periods, 1812-1861; Growth, Change, and Manifest Destiny; Beginnings of a Health System: Black Subjugation, Dependency, and Separate Development
  • A Unique Health System Culture's Modus Operandi: Sensationalism, Pragmatism, and Race and Class Exploitation for Scientific Advance
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