An American health dilemma, v. 2 : race, medicine, and health care in the United States 1900-2000 / W. Michael Byrd, Linda A. Clayton ; with a foreword by H. Jack Geiger.

Byrd, W. Michael [Browse]
New York : Routledge, 2002.
xxxiv, 854 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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  • Introduction: Race, Medicine, and Health Care: A Problematic American Relationship -- Pt. I. Race, Medicine, and Health in Early Twentieth-Century America. Ch. 1. Black Americans and the Health System in the Early Twentieth Century, 1901-1929. The Medical-Social Environment in the Early Twentieth Century, 1901-1929. Health System Arise: 1901-1929. The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Black Health in the Early Twentieth Century. A Golden Age of Medical Suzerainty: The European American Experience. Another Golden Age of Medical Suzerainty: The African American Experience. Ch. 2. Black Americans and the Health System during the Great Depression and World War II, 1930-1945. A Health System Stressed: The Years of the Great Depression, 1930-1941. World War II: The Health System, 1942-1945. African American Health: 1930-1945. Hegemony Denied: The Seeds Are Planted for White Medicine's Descent. Black Doctors Come of Age: Fighting Back for Black Patients during the Depression and the War, 1930-1945 --
  • Pt. II. Race, Medicine, and Health before, during, and after the Black Civil Rights Era. Ch. 3. Black Americans and the Health System from World War II through the Civil Rights Era, 1945-1965. Peace Be Still. Health Reform Resisted: Accommodation in the U.S. Health System, 1945-1965. Prelude To Progress: Black Health, 1945-1965. A Profession under Siege: White Medicine, 1945-1965. Wade in the Water: Blacks in Medicine and Health, 1945-1965. Persistent Old Problems: Universal Access and Scientific Racism. Ch. 4. Civil Rights Gains, Conservative Retrenchment, and Black Health, 1965-1980. On the Cusp of Equality: Justice Denied. Health System Accommodation, "Crisis," and Separate Development. Sun Pierces the Shadows: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward - Black Health, 1965-1980. Ch. 5. The Medical Profession during an Era of Civil Rights Gains and Conservative Retrenchment, 1965-1980. Bloody, But Unbowed: The White Medical Profession, 1965-1980.
  • Black Doctors Defending Poor and Underserved Health Battlements: Struggling to Maintain Hard-Won Gains, 1965-1980. Ch. 6. Western Science's Deep, Dark Secret and the U.S. Health System's Mendacious Legacy. Questioning Scientific Traditions in the United States. Science and the Right-Wing Defense of Segregation. Science as Racialism. America's Attempt at Reproductive Control as Social Policy. Experimental Abuse and Exploitation in the Name of Medical Science. Public and Official Responses to U.S. Medicine's and the Health System's Deep Secrets. Disturbing Conclusions: The Best and Worst of Times -- Pt. III. The Coming of the Corporation. Ch. 7. Retrenchment and a Dream Deferred: The Black Health Crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. Failed Liberalism: "Friendly" Authoritarian Conservatism Triumphant. Health Markets and the Facade of Public Health. Black Health and the Threat of a Permanent "Health and Health Care Underclass"? The Medical Profession: A Waning Influence.
  • Conclusions: The End Game - from "Crisis" to "Permanent Underclass"? -- Pt. IV. Race, Medicine, Health Reform, and the Future. Ch. 8. Black and Disadvantaged Health, Health Reform, and the Future. President Clinton's Failed Health Reform. A Conscious Choice: Health Reform for the Mainstream and Corporate Interests. A Changing World: New Standards. Flawed Assumptions and Myths. A Universal Health System: What Most Americans Want and the Nation Probably Needs. Conclusions: A Permanent "Health and Health Care Underclass" as we Enter the Twenty-First Century?
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