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Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Author:
    John Hoberman
  • ISBN:
    0520274016
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    978-0520274013
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    University of California Press; First edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
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    Medicine & Health Sciences
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Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients

Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies of medical racism examine past medical abuses of black people and do not address the racially motivated thinking and behaviors of physicians practicing medicine today. Black & Blue penetrates the physician’s private sphere where racial fantasies and misinformation distort diagnoses and treatments.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences o. .Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism. Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. Black & Blue penetrates the physician's private sphere where racial fantasies and misinformation distort diagnoses and treatments.

In Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism the author argues. that the persistence of folkloric beliefs about racial dierences both inside and outside. of the medical profession aects the medical treatment received by African Americans. Hoberman provides a thorough discussion of the historical legacy of this practice begin-. ning with plantation medicine and continuing through the 21st century. thinking about the minds and bodies of their African American patients

Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients

Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients.

Black and Blue - John Hoberman. The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism. University of California Press. Berkeley los angeles london.

Though lengthy and at times repetitive, I recommend this book for any aspiring or current provider. I wish the book, however, had added more examples of successful, pragmatic changes in the past that can serve as models for institutional change and racial/cultural education reform.

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

Black and Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. Black and Blue penetrates the physician's private sphere where racial fantasies and misinformation distort diagnoses and treatments.

3. Medical Consequences of Racializing the Human Organism

3. Medical Consequences of Racializing the Human Organism. This section of the book presents two related topics: the African American medical condition as a form of ″internal colonialism″ and how American psychiatry has treated African Americans over the past century. This exploration of American ″internal colonialism″ and its consequences for white psychiatrists and black patients precedes the book′s analysis of race and American psychiatry for three reasons.

In Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism the author argues that the persistence of.

In Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism the author argues that the persistence of folkloric beliefs about racial differences both inside and outside of the medical profession affects the medical treatment received by African Americans. Hoberman provides a thorough discussion of the historical legacy of this practice beginning with plantation medicine and continuing through the 21st century. Despite these omissions, the book is well written and would appeal to graduate students in medical anthropology, medical sociology, African American Studies, and medical school.

Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies of medical racism examine past medical abuses of black people and do not address the racially motivated thinking and behaviors of physicians practicing medicine today.Black & Blue penetrates the physician’s private sphere where racial fantasies and misinformation distort diagnoses and treatments. Doctors have always absorbed the racial stereotypes and folkloric beliefs about racial differences that permeate the general population. Within the world of medicine this racial folklore has infiltrated all of the medical sub-disciplines, from cardiology to gynecology to psychiatry. Doctors have thus imposed white or black racial identities upon every organ system of the human body, along with racial interpretations of black children, the black elderly, the black athlete, black musicality, black pain thresholds, and other aspects of black minds and bodies. The American medical establishment does not readily absorb either historical or current information about medical racism. For this reason, racial enlightenment will not reach medical schools until the current race-aversive curricula include new historical and sociological perspectives.

Frosha
This book written by a social scientist seems to be thoroughly researched and highly authoritative. Reading it open my eyes to the strong history of racism in my profession. It has been the beginning of a scholarly inquiry into the topic and what we might do about it.
Naa
Any student of the four century-old racial-, ethnic-, and class-based health and health care disparities in the United States (U.S.) should read, and digest, this book. Though other authoritative researchers have touched upon the subject of medical racism (e.g., Washington, Byrd and Clayton, Cobb, and Morais), none have made a systematic study of the problem. Hoberman has opened the door to what should be a sub-specialty discipline in American medicine and public health. This baseline body of knowledge is urgently needed in all of our national efforts to validate and implement sorely needed cultural competence programs in U.S. medical, dental, nursing, physician's assistant, and schools of public health.
Mr_KiLLaURa
All medical professionals should read this to address underlying racism in our medical care. It's not easy or fun reading, but necessary to access if we are giving every patient the care they deserve.
Ynonno
This book, although well researched, is unfortunately not well written. The book is a history of medical racism, but not presented in chronological order, so the reader comes away feeling that the medical field always has been, and continues to be, very racist. Although the numerous quotations are cited, the author uses endnotes, leaving it up to the reader to check the back of the book for the date of the quote. The author may lead into a statement about medicine today with an inflammatory quote from 1914 (with the date hidden in the endnotes). Nobody can deny that America has had a bad racist past, but I have a hard time discerning from the organization of this book how bad things still are. In addition, the author is very repetitive, and disorganized with the content of the facts. The clear overarching thesis is that the medical field is racist, but within sections of the book, the theses get lost. One section that referred to psychiatry in the title (p. 158ff) then didn’t seem to talk about psychiatry at all. In a number of places the author makes assumptions that go well beyond the presented facts – and then criticizes scientists for being cautious about making similar claims. This book is a tough slog. The reader must keep her critical thinking cap firmly in place – who said, based on what data, and in what time period – and is the next quote from the same time period or from decades off? If a second edition of this book is released, with the same impressive collection of facts, overhauled into a more coherent, chronological, less-repetitive format, I recommend reading that one instead.
Vit
Worst book ever. I was required to read this for a class and this book it filled with garbage ideas forcing this perception. I do understand racism being evident in our culture, but this book is EXTREME.