Race and medicine in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America / Todd L. Savitt.

Savitt, Todd Lee, 1943- [Browse]
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2007.
x, 453 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


Summary note
"In Race and Medicine historian Todd Savitt presents revised and updated versions of his seminal essays on the medical history of African Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially in the South. This collection examines a variety of aspects of African American medical history, including health and illnesses, medical experimentation, early medical schools and medical professionals, and slave life insurance."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-433) and index.
1. Smothering and overlaying of Virginia slave children : a suggested explanation -- 2. Filariasis (elephantiasis) in the United States -- 3. Race, medicine, and the discovery of sickle cell anemia : introduction -- 4. Herrick's 1910 case report of sickle cell anemia, Chicago, Illinois -- 5. Washburn's 1911 case report of sickle cell anemia, Charlottesville, Virginia -- 6. Sickle cell anemia : the invisible malady -- 7. Black health on the plantation -- 8. Medical experimentation and demonstration on blacks in the Old South -- 9. Slave life insurance in Virginia and North Carolina -- 10. The Georgia Freedmen's Bureau and the Organization of Health Care, 1865-66 -- 11. The rise and decline of African American medical schools : introduction -- 12. Lincoln University Medical Department -- 13. Straight University Medical Department : black medical education in reconstruction New Orleans -- 14. The education of black physicians at Shaw University, 1882-1918 -- 15. Training the "consecrated, skillful, Christian physician" : student life at Leonard Medical School -- 16. Four African American proprietary medical colleges, 1888-1923 -- 17. Money versus mission at Knoxville College Medical Department, 1895-1900 -- 18. Abraham Flexner and the black medical schools -- 19. Entering a "white" profession, 1880-1920 -- 20. "A journal of our own" : the Medical and Surgical Observer in late-nineteenth-century America -- 21. Walking the color line : Alonzo McClennan, the Hospital Herald, and segregated medicine.
Other title(s)
Race & medicine in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America
  • 087338878X (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780873388788 (hardcover : alk. paper)
International Article Number
  • 9780873388788
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