Blacks in Medicine

Clinical, Demographic, and Socioeconomic Correlations

Authors: Williams, Richard Allen

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  • Explores the history of Blacks in medicine
  • Features a longitudinal timeline through which evidence-based information about the healthcare challenges faced by Blacks is discussed 
  • Places current medical problems in a historical context that allows these issues to be easily understood  
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About this book

This socially conscious, culturally relevant book explores the little-known history and present climate of Black people in the medical field. It reveals the deficiencies in the American healthcare structure that have contributed to the mismanagement of healthcare in the Black population, and examines cross-currents that intersect with the major events in minority medical history.

Illustrated across 10 expertly written chapters, this text features a longitudinal timeline with the presentation of evidence-based information drawn from historical, political, and clinical sources. The book begins with an analysis of diseases particularly prevalent in the Black community due to socioeconomic inequalities in available medical care. These diseases include sickle cell anemia, hypertension, heart failure, drug addiction, and HIV/AIDS. Bolstered by profiles of historically well-known Black physicians, stories of success in medical education, and the remarkable impact of Black medical organizations, subsequent chapters address the triumphs and tribulations of the Black medical professional in America. Concluding with an examination of the current health status of Black people in the United States, the book makes a case for future systemic improvements in healthcare delivery to minority communities.

A unique, noteworthy reference, Blacks in Medicine: Clinical, Demographic, and Socioeconomic Correlations is written for a broad range of physicians and health providers, as well as professionals in the social sciences and public health.

About the authors

Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACPClinical Professor of MedicineUCLA School of MedicineLos Angeles, CA
  Dr. Williams is the editor of two Springer books: Healthcare Disparities at the Crossroads with Healthcare Reform, 978-1-4419-7135-7, 2011 (sales: 399; downloads: 10,020) and Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America, 978-1-934115-42-8, 2007 (sales: 700; downloads: 8318).

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“This book is written for all medical professionals and healthcare policy professionals at all levels of training and expertise. … This book offers detailed insight about major chronic diseases common in the African American population. It does not stop with just describing the disease processes and treatment. The book has helpful information about current healthcare policies.” (Margaret Griffin, Doody's Book Reviews, September 18, 2020)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Five Diseases That Are Devastating the African American Population

    Pages 1-31

    Williams, Richard Allen

  • Profiles in Courage: African American Medical Pioneers in the United States—The Earliest Black Practitioners

    Pages 33-59

    Williams, Richard Allen

  • Evolution of the Black Physician: Medical Education and Treatment Facilities for Blacks

    Pages 61-72

    Williams, Richard Allen

  • The Impact of Black Medical Organizations on African American Health

    Pages 73-90

    Williams, Richard Allen

  • Healthcare Reform Law (Obamacare): Update on “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” and the Persistence of Polarization on Repeal and Replace

    Pages 91-95

    Williams, Richard Allen

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-41960-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
  • Bulk discounts available
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blacks in Medicine
Book Subtitle
Clinical, Demographic, and Socioeconomic Correlations
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41960-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41960-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41959-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 200
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
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