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On race and medicine : insider perspectives

Author: Richard Garcia
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This collection brings together personal essays written by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, physicians, and medical school deans. The contributors address the everyday circumstances of healthcare differences where race is concerned and shine light on the realities of race itself, on inequalities in healthcare, and on the ways in which these American complexities can be discussed and considered.--From
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Garcia
ISBN: 9781442248359 1442248351
OCLC Number: 898206114
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 172 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bebop : an intro / Richard Garcia --
No accident / Brian D. Smedley --
Explaining health disparities : is it genes or environment? / Troy Duster --
On meeting Richard Rodriguez / Richard Garcia --
Geography of the dead / A. Pérez --
The patient in the room / Enrique D. Rigsby --
Saying and doing white racism / Jennifer L. Pierce --
Fred Sanford's people are from St. Louis / Richard Garcia --
To what end, diversity? / Donna Elliott --
Noblesse oblige / Jorge A. Girotti --
In France, once / Myrtis Sullivan --
The Nisei veteran played the ukulele / Sylvia Gates Carlisle --
The businessman / Frederick P. Beavers --
Good guys / Tim Degner --
There is no Zeitgeist / Richard Garcia --
Race and medicine / Richard Garcia.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Garcia.


Health disparities exist between races in America. This important collection of interdisciplinary personal essays considers what neither social science nor medicine, alone, can tell us about the  Read more...
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Dr. Garcia and his colleagues have woven together a series of personal and emotional essays that highlight the inequalities that continue to plague us and significantly contribute to our national Read more...

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