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Doctoring FreedomThe Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation$
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Gretchen Long

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835838

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837399_long

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Introduction

Introduction

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Doctoring Freedom
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Gretchen Long

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807837399_long.4

This book traces the history of the place of African American patients and medical practitioners in the nation's medical landscape from slavery through the Civil War and Reconstruction up to the turn of the century. After emancipation, African American medical culture developed in a variety of significant ways. The book highlights the struggle of African Americans for their rights to health care, dignified treatment, quality medical training, and the opportunity to practice medicine.

Keywords:   patients, medical practitioners, Civil War, Reconstruction, emancipation, medical culture, health care, medical training, medicine

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