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HIST 4485 History of Medicine and Public Health in the African Diaspora (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the historical relationships between race, medicine, and health care from the era of New World slavery to the age of AIDS. In doing so, we will pay particular attention to the role of ideas of racial difference in the production of medical knowledge, the historical persistence of racial disparities in the delivery of health care, and folk and professional healing within the African American community.


Instructor(s): Martin Summers

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II

Cross listed with: AADS5533

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Last Updated: 14-Apr-16