Unpacking Our History Lecture: History of Slavery in Medical Education In-Person
Unpacking Our History Lecture: History of Slavery in Medical Education
Medical science in antebellum America was organized around a paradox: it presumed African Americans to be less than human yet still human enough to be viable as experimental subjects, as cadavers, and for use in the training of medical students. Documenting this medical teaching, Professor Willoughby charts the rise of racist theories in U.S. medical schools, throwing new light on the extensive legacies of slavery in modern medicine.
Christopher D.E. Willoughby is a historian of slavery and medicine in the United States and Atlantic World and a Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of Medicine at Ptizer College. He is the author of Masters of Health: Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools.
Meeting ID: 823 648 5349
- Thursday, March 23, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Online Event