An American Health Dilemma, Volume One: A Medical History of by W. Michael Byrd

By W. Michael Byrd

Starting with the origins of Western medication and technology in Egypt, Greece and Rome, the authors discover the connection among race, medication, and well-being care. they give an intensive exam of the heritage of highbrow and medical racism that developed to provide sanction to the mistreatment, clinical abuse, and forget of African american citizens and different non-White humans.

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38 Nevertheless, the concept of health care as a human right has become stronger with the acceptance of the human capital* perspective regarding social policy. S. health care delivery system does not provide health care to all Americans in a fair, just, or sometimes ethical manner, meaningful policies for corrective action are few. This conflict between what the nation espouses and what it actually practices poses a multifaceted dilemma. 40 Quiet contemplation seems to have replaced the cacophonous national health care debate that raged between 1992 and 1994.

To improve the health of AfricanAmericans, health care institutions must be more than affordable. They must be just. RANDALL, HEALTH MATRIX: JOURNAL OF LAW-MEDICINE, 1993 On the Origins of a Race- and Class-Based System The impetus for this work is based upon the African American* health experience. The Black experience has been affected, if not dominated, by the issue of race in Western culture and English North America (often referred to as the American colonies)—now known as the United States.

Charts, tables, and graphs are used to facilitate and enhance project goals and objectives whenever possible. A fourth objective of this study is to reach some conclusions about the “American health dilemma” based on the African American health experience and to offer suggestions for corrective actions and meaningful health reform. This could lead the nation toward accomplishing the goal of African American and other health disadvantaged groups attaining justice and equity in health care for the first time in our history.

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