Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Racism in Medicine

The Tuskegee syphilis study is infamous, but the intersection of racism and medical treatment extends far beyond that. Science and history are always tied together, and scientific racism has helped shape both history and the world we experience today, so here are two papers describing just a bit of this phenomenon.

Tuskegee Study: http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3561468.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A312f38214409327e1508fda1047bda73

Racism in medical treatment: http://www.pnas.org/content/113/16/4296.full

Also to look up:

  • Dr. Sim's and development of modern gynecology through forced experimentation on enslaved women
  • Resistance to malaria and the advent of slavery in the Americas

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