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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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Borders, Laborers, and Racialized Medicalization

Borders, Laborers, and Racialized Medicalization

Mexican Immigration and U.S. Public Health Practices in the Twentieth Century

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Precarious Prescriptions

Natalia Molina

University of Minnesota Press

Natalia Molina This chapter provides insight into how public health and immigration policies intersected and informed one another when it came to Mexican immigration through an examination of key events throughout the 20th century. Medical racial profiling marked Mexicans as unfit for citizenship while ignoring structural inequalities in health care.

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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