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Medicine and Slavery The Diseases and Health Care of Blacks in Antebellum Virginia (Blacks in the New World) by Todd L. Savitt

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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English


  • Black studies,
  • Blacks In The U.S.,
  • History Of Medicine,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare,
  • Slavery,
  • United States - Antebellum Era,
  • History / United States / 19th Century,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • 19th century,
  • African Americans,
  • Diseases,
  • History,
  • Medicine,
  • Slaves,
  • Social conditions,
  • Virginia

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9428478M
ISBN 10025200874X
ISBN 109780252008740

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