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HIST 211 Medicine and the African American Experience

This course provides an overview of the experiences of African Americans with medicine. Beginning with the eighteenth century, this course will cover the ways the medical community viewed African Americans, and how medical science contributed to modern concepts of race. We will discuss the experimentation on African-American women by during the early years of gynecology, as well as eugenics. The course will conclude with the 21st century, including controversies over racial difference in treating pain. This course is only offered as part of a Learning Community, and must be taking concurrently with AST-211.



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