The Racial Divide in American Medicine: Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care

The Racial Divide in American Medicine: Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care

by Richard D. deShazo (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496817686
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 680,514
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Richard D. deShazo, MD, MACP, Jackson, Mississippi, is professor of medicine and pediatrics and Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor at University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a prolific medical author and co-producer for health programming and documentaries for Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chronology Rosemary Moak Richard D. deShazo xviii

Chapter 1 A Roadmap to the Discovery of a Hushed Truth Richard D. deShazo 3

Chapter 2 Joseph and Jefferson Davis and the Roots of the Black Hospital and Community Health Center Movements Richard D. deShazo 50

Chapter 3 The Underappreciated Doctors of the American Civil Rights Movement Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard, MD Richard D. deShazo Sara B. Parker 60

Chapter 4 A Crooked Path Made Straight: The Rise and Fall of the Southern Governors' Plan for Black Physicians (1945-1970) Richard D. deShazo Keydron K. Guinn Wayne J. Riley William F. Winter 71

Chapter 5 Black Physicians and the Struggle for Civil Rights: Lessons from the Mississippi Experience, Part I: The Forces for and against Change Richard D. deShazo Robert Smith Leigh Baldwin Skipworth 83

Chapter 6 Black Physicians and the Struggle for Civil Rights: Lessons from the Mississippi Experience, Part II: Their Lives and Experiences Richard D. deShazo Robert Smith Leigh Baldwin Skipworth 95

Chapter 7 Freedom Summer, Mississippi Burning, and Jack Geiger's Dream John Dittmer 106

Chapter 8 A White Dean and Black Physicians at the Epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement Richard D. deShazo Robert Smith Leigh Baldwin Skipworth 122

Chapter 9 An Unwilling Partnership with the Great Society, Part I: Head Start, a Poison Pill, and the Beginning of Change in the White Medical Community Richard D. deShazo Wilson F. Minor Robert Smith Leigh Baldwin Skipworth 141

Chapter 10 An Unwilling Partnership with the Great Society, Part II: Physicians Discover Malnutrition, Hunger, and the Politics of Hunger Richard D. deShazo Wilson F. Minor Robert Smith Leigh Baldwin Skipworth 159

Chapter 11 Opening the Doors of the Great Republic: Sex, Race, and Organized Medicine Lucius M. Lampton Richard D. deShazo 171

Conclusion Courage in Our Convictions Richard D. deShazo 195

About the Contributors 203

Index 206

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