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From the Publisher"Incorporates and contributes to a wide range of existing scholarship on the history of medicine, the Atlantic world, and the religious, cultural, and social dimensions of the African American slave community."
— Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Science
Written in a lively and engaging style, this book is a unique overview of the complex interaction of white and slave medical care in the antebellum South. (Library Journal)
Reveals how African Americans developed a distinctive health culture that drew on a panoply of therapies, remedies, and botanical knowledge from African, European, and Native American sources. (Tera W. Hunter, author of To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors after the Civil War)
Digs into an area of slave health untouched by previous historians. (Todd L. Savitt, author of Medicine and Slavery: The Diseases and Health Care of Blacks in Antebellum Virginia)