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 technological know-how in Egypt, Greece and Rome, the authors discover the connection among race, drugs, and wellbeing and fitness care. they provide an intensive exam of the background of highbrow and clinical racism that advanced to offer sanction to the mistreatment, clinical abuse, and overlook of African americans and different non-White humans.

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See (Freuend, 1989) and (Randall, 1994) in the endnotes. Franklin Frazier, John Hope Franklin, Vincent Harding, Andrew Hacker, William Julius Wilson, and Manning Marable have analyzed the social, class, and ethnic implications of the race problem in the United States. Though unable to replace race as an independent variable, class and ethnic considerations and debates have immeasurably enriched and strengthened the scholarship and understanding surrounding race both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Such chronic problems are not amenable to simple reforms of health financing and insurance markets based on classical economic theories. Although health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP), along with the correction of race-based socioeconomic problems, will ultimately be necessary to completely eliminate the racial health deficit, equalization of the health delivery system represents an irreplaceable first *The few health policy institutions with the potential to positively influence African American and disadvantaged minority health, such as the Minority Health Institute of Los Angeles, the Summit Health Coalition of Washington, DC, the Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health at SUNY-Downstate, and the Policy Institute of Harlem Hospital, are limited in scope and influence due to funding and support constraints.

This netherworld tier exists alongside the public health care sector in some areas and stands alone in other regions of the United States where publicly funded health facilities are nonexistent. 36 These phenomena contribute to the substantial growth of the netherworld subsystem throughout the 1980s and 1990s in contrast to the declining publicly funded health care sector. Declining interest and community support have led to vital public hospitals and community health centers being closed, sold off to private capitalists, or subjected to Draconian funding cuts.

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