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Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

John Hoberman


This book 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. This book 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 p ... More

Keywords: American doctors, racial difference, black patients, medical racism, black people, racial identity, medical schools, American medical establishment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520248908
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520248908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hoberman, author
University of Texas at Austin