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Precarious PrescriptionsContested Histories of Race and Health in North America$
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Laurie B. Green, John Mckiernan-González, and Martin Summers

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816690466

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.001.0001

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Suffering and Resistance, Voice and Agency

Suffering and Resistance, Voice and Agency

Thoughts on History and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

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(p.261) 12 Suffering and Resistance, Voice and Agency
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Precarious Prescriptions
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Susan M. Reverby

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0012

Susan M. Reverby Voice and agency and resistance and suffering have been the operating tropes in historical analysis of race and medicine. Rather than opening analysis, it is argued that focus on historical contingency, uncertainty in medicine where race fills in the lacunae, and a critique metaphoric use of suffering might provide better historical tools.

Keywords:   Traditional healing, Ethnic Studies, Medicine, African Americans, Native Americans, Critical Race Theory, Public health, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Immigration Studies

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