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The Resource The racial divide in American medicine : Black physicians and the struggle for justice in health care, edited by Richard D. deShazo, MD, MACP

The racial divide in American medicine : Black physicians and the struggle for justice in health care, edited by Richard D. deShazo, MD, MACP

Label
The racial divide in American medicine : Black physicians and the struggle for justice in health care
Title
The racial divide in American medicine
Title remainder
Black physicians and the struggle for justice in health care
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard D. deShazo, MD, MACP
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book documents the struggle for equity in health and health care by African American citizens and physicians in Mississippi and the United States. Dr. Richard D. deShazo and the contributors to the volume trace the dark journey from a system of slave hospitals in the state, through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the civil rights era, to the present day. They substantiate that current health disparities in the state are directly linked to America's history of separation, neglect, struggle, and disparities. Contributors reveal details of individual physicians' journeys for recognition both as African Americans and as professionals in Mississippi. Despite discrimination by their white colleagues and threats of violence, a small but fearless group of African American physicians fought for desegregation of American medicine and society. For example, T.R.M. Howard, MD, in the all-black city of Mound Bayou led a private investigation of the Emmett Till murder that helped trigger the civil rights movement. Later, other black physicians risked their lives and practices to furnish care for white civil rights workers during the civil rights movement. Richard deShazo has assembled an accurate account of the lives and experiences of black physicians in Mississippi, one that gives full credit to the actions of these pioneers. The introduction and essays address ongoing isolation and distrust among black and white colleagues in Mississippi. This book will stimulate dialogue, apology, and reconciliation, with the ultimate goal of improving disparities in health and health care and addressing long-standing injustices in our country."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MsSM/DLC/DLC
Dewey number
362.108996/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RA563.M56
LC item number
R334 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 H-426
  • W 76 AA1
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DeShazo, Richard D.
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  • Discrimination in medical care
  • African Americans
  • Equality
  • Health and race
Label
The racial divide in American medicine : Black physicians and the struggle for justice in health care, edited by Richard D. deShazo, MD, MACP
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A roadmap to the discovery of a hushed truth / Richard D. deShazo -- Joseph and Jefferson Davis and the roots of the black hospital and community health center movements / Richard D. deShazo -- The underappreciated doctors of the American civil rights movement: Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard, MD / Richard D. deShazo and Sara B. Parker -- A crooked path made straight: the rise and fall of the southern governors' plan for black physicians (1945-1970) / Richard D. deShazo, Keydron K. Guinn, Wayne J. Riley, and William F. Winter -- Black physicians and the struggle for civil rights: lessons from the Mississippi experience, part I: the forces for and against change / Richard D. deShazo, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- Black physicians and the struggle for civil rights: lessons from the Mississippi experience, part II: their lives and experiences / Richard D. deShazo, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- Freedom summer, Mississippi burning, and Jack Geiger's dream / John Dittmer -- A white dean and black physicians at the epicenter of the civil rights movement / Richard D. deShazo, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- An unwilling partnership with the great society, part I: head start, a poison pill, and the beginning of change in the white medical community / Richard D. deShazo, Wilson F. Minor, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- An unwilling partnership with the great society, part II: physicians discover malnutrition, hunger, and the politics of hunger / Richard D. deShazo, Wilson F. Minor, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- Opening the doors of the great republic: sex, race, and organized medicine / Lucius M. Lampton and Richard D. deShazo -- Courage in our convictions / Richard D. deShazo
Control code
on1031430173
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 215 pages
Isbn
9781496817686
Lccn
2018006302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1031430173
Label
The racial divide in American medicine : Black physicians and the struggle for justice in health care, edited by Richard D. deShazo, MD, MACP
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A roadmap to the discovery of a hushed truth / Richard D. deShazo -- Joseph and Jefferson Davis and the roots of the black hospital and community health center movements / Richard D. deShazo -- The underappreciated doctors of the American civil rights movement: Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard, MD / Richard D. deShazo and Sara B. Parker -- A crooked path made straight: the rise and fall of the southern governors' plan for black physicians (1945-1970) / Richard D. deShazo, Keydron K. Guinn, Wayne J. Riley, and William F. Winter -- Black physicians and the struggle for civil rights: lessons from the Mississippi experience, part I: the forces for and against change / Richard D. deShazo, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- Black physicians and the struggle for civil rights: lessons from the Mississippi experience, part II: their lives and experiences / Richard D. deShazo, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- Freedom summer, Mississippi burning, and Jack Geiger's dream / John Dittmer -- A white dean and black physicians at the epicenter of the civil rights movement / Richard D. deShazo, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- An unwilling partnership with the great society, part I: head start, a poison pill, and the beginning of change in the white medical community / Richard D. deShazo, Wilson F. Minor, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- An unwilling partnership with the great society, part II: physicians discover malnutrition, hunger, and the politics of hunger / Richard D. deShazo, Wilson F. Minor, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth -- Opening the doors of the great republic: sex, race, and organized medicine / Lucius M. Lampton and Richard D. deShazo -- Courage in our convictions / Richard D. deShazo
Control code
on1031430173
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 215 pages
Isbn
9781496817686
Lccn
2018006302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1031430173

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