An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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WAILOO, Keith A.

2 entries
  • 10335

Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle cell anemia and the politics of race and health.

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

"Set in Memphis, home of one of the nation's first sickle cell clinics, Dying in the City of the Blues reveals how the recognition, treatment, social understanding, and symbolism of the disease evolved in the twentieth century, shaped by the politics of race, region, health care, and biomedicine. Using medical journals, patients' accounts, black newspapers, blues lyrics, and many other sources, Keith Wailoo follows the disease and its sufferers from the early days of obscurity before sickle cell's "discovery" by Western medicine; through its rise to clinical, scientific, and social prominence in the 1950s; to its politicization in the 1970s and 1980s. Looking forward, he considers the consequences of managed care on the politics of disease in the twenty-first century" (publisher).



Subjects: BLACK PEOPLE & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of Black People & Medicine & Biology, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Blood Disorders › Sickle-Cell Disease, POLICY, HEALTH, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Tennessee
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Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America's entitlement programs in the age of affordable care. Edited by Alan B. Cohen, David C. Colby, Keith A. Wailoo, and Julian E. Zelizer.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.


Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, Insurance, Health, Insurance, Health › History of Health Insurance, SOCIAL MEDICINE