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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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“I Studied and Practiced Medicine without Molestation”

“I Studied and Practiced Medicine without Molestation”

African American Doctors in the First Years of Freedom

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(p.43) 3 “I Studied and Practiced Medicine without Molestation”
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Precarious Prescriptions
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Gretchen Long

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0003

Gretchen Long Letters from two very different African American doctors in 1866 reveal how their quest to become professionals hinged both on questions of racial equality and fundamental understandings of health, illness, and treatment.

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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