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The Political Body

Marli F. Weiner and Mazie Hough

in Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036996
eISBN:
9780252094071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036996.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book investigates how slaves experienced illness and the practice of medicine, as well as the ways in which physicians sought to understand race and sex, in the antebellum South. It shows that ... More


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