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Black Patients and White Doctors

John Hoberman

in Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520248908
eISBN:
9780520951846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248908.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter first explains how the American medical establishment has never mobilized on behalf of the African American population. That the ongoing medical calamity experienced by the African ... More


Triaging the Everyday, Every Day

Carolyn Sufrin

in Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520288669
eISBN:
9780520963559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288669.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explains how triage in the intake jail, CJ1, possess the hallmarks of decision-making and prioritizing that characterize the medical triage seen in emergency rooms and disaster zones. ... More


The Nature of Medical Racism: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

John Hoberman

in Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520248908
eISBN:
9780520951846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248908.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter fist sets out the book's purpose, which is to describe how doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their patients. The book details ... More


The Country of the Ill

David B. Morris

in Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208698
eISBN:
9780520926240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208698.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Illness is our common fate. The country of the ill, no matter how widely shared its terrain, is not a universal realm located outside the influence of space and time. Indeed, the country of the ill ... More


A Record-Breaking Month

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author says the last month was a record-breaking one for the field hospital in terms of blood use. Because the numbers of casualties were not significantly different from previous months, this ... More


Coping with Change: The Roles of Associations, 1968–1970

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson and Graham E. Johnson

in A Chinese Melting Pot: Original People and Immigrants in Hong Kong's First 'New Town'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9789888455898
eISBN:
9789882204331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455898.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Kwan Mun Hau, an original village and research focus, was re-sited in 1964, as the villagers could no longer tolerate the flooding in the old village resulting from unplanned development of ... More


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