Race and medicine in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America

Savitt, Todd Lee, 1943-

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  • Creator Todd L. Savitt
  • Format Books
  • Publication Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2007] ©2007
  • Physical Details
    • x, 453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 087338878X, 9780873388788
  • OCLC ocm68980860


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-433) and index.


  • Smothering and overlaying of Virginia slave children: a suggested explanation -- Filariasis (elephantiasis) in the United States -- Race, medicine, and the discovery of sickle cell anemia: introduction -- Herrick's 1910 case report of sickle cell anemia, Chicago, Illinois -- Washburn's 1911 case report of sickle cell anemia, Charlottesville, Virginia -- Sickle cell anemia: the invisible malady -- Black health on the plantation -- Medical experimentation and demonstration on blacks in the Old South -- Slave life insurance in Virginia and North Carolina -- The Georgia Freedmen's bureau and the organization of health care, 1865-66 --The rise and decline of African American medical schools: introduction -- Lincoln University Medical Department -- Straight University Medical Department: black medical education in reconstruction New Orleans -- The education of black physicians at Shaw University, 1882-1918 -- Training the "consecrated, skillful, Christian physician": student life at Leonard Medical School -- Four African American proprietary medical colleges, 1888-1923 -- Money versus mission at Knoxville College Medical Department, 1895-1900 -- Abraham Flexner and the black medical schools -- Entering a "white" profession, 1880-1920 -- "A journal of our own": the Medical and surgical observer in late-nineteenth-century America -- Walking the color line: Alonzo McClennan, the Hospital herald, and segregated medicine
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