Call for contributions: Race and Medicine in World History

December 2016

Nursing Clio, a collaborative blog project, invites submissions on the intersections of race, medicine, and the body in world history. They welcome blog posts (500 to 1200 words) exploring the ways that race has influenced medical treatment, healing practices, and perceptions of health and the body. Contributions can be from any time period or geographic focus but must be accessible to a general audience. Please send your pitch — a few sentences on your topic — and a CV to by December 15, 2016.

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Medical Committee for Human Rights Archive, US Health Activism History Collection, Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health, Philadelphia, Pa.

See in our blog:

Eugenics and Education in Brazil  – Jerry Dávila, of the University of Illinois, analyzes the influence of eugenics in Brazilian public policies for education.

“Race is never silenced in scientific inquiry” – Interview with Tara Inniss discusses how racial categorizations continue to form a major part of epidemiological investigation in the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Read in Manguinhos:

Souza, Vanderlei Sebastião de. Science and miscegenation in the early twentieth century: Edgard Roquette-Pinto’s debates and controversies with US physical anthropology. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Set 2016, vol.23, no.3, p.597-614. ISSN 0104-5970

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