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Author Bankole, Katherine Kemi.

Title Slavery and medicine : enslavement and medical practices in antebellum Louisiana / Katherine Bankole.

Published New York : Garland Pub., 1998.

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 UniM Bail  610.9763 BANK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 262 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Studies in African American history and culture.
Studies in African American history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-260) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Overview of Enslavement and Medicine. Ch. 1. The History and Scholarship of Enslavement and Medicine. Ch. 2. "Slave Medicine": The Extent of Medical Care of Enslaved Africans. Ch. 3. Brutality/Punishment and the Issue of Medical Health Care. Ch. 4. Protection of Property and Legislation. Ch. 5. Labor and Medical Health Care -- Pt. 2. Africans, Medical Theories and Practices. Ch. 6. Human/Subhuman Issue: Physiological and Pseudo-Scientific Theories. Ch. 7. Medical Management, Practices and the Hospital Experience. Ch. 8. Medical Experiments, Treatments, Surgical Procedures and Post-Mortem Examinations. Ch. 9. "Negro/Slave Diseases" and other Illness Attributed to or Affecting Enslaved Africans -- Pt. 3. African Materia Medica and Enslavement. Ch. 10. Characterizations of African Medicine. Ch. 11. African Perceptions of Slaveocracy Medicine. Ch. 12. The Traditional African Worldview and Medicine. Ch. 13. African Agency in the Care and Treatment of Illness/Disease.
Summary This study re-evaluates the field known as "Negro/Slave Medicine", which has traditionally focused on the efforts of slaveowners to provide medical care for their slaves, addressing the slaves' proactive management of medical care; brutality as a cause of the constant need for medical attention; and the health risks posed by arduous agricultural labor. This groundbreaking study offers insight into the health problems facing enslaved people, their attempts to deal with the causes and effects of illness and injury, and the slave owners' attitudes toward the medical treatment of slaves. The appendices present valuable data on the medical treatment of enslaved African Americans from the Touro Infirmary Archives that have never before been published.
Subject Medicine -- Louisiana -- History -- 18th century.
Slaves -- Medical care -- Louisiana -- History -- 18th century.
Medicine -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Medical care -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Blacks -- Medicine -- Louisiana -- History -- 18th century.
African Americans -- Medicine -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Diseases -- Louisiana -- History -- 18th century.
Slaves -- Diseases -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 0815330596 (alk. paper)