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The Racial Divide in American Medicine

Edited by Richard D. deShazo
Categories: History

The Racial Divide in American Medicine documents the struggle for equity in health and health care by African Americans in Mississippi and the United States and the connections between what happened there ...

Diagnosing Folklore

Edited by Trevor J. Blank & Andrea Kitta
Categories: Folklore

Diagnosing Folklore provides an inclusive forum for an expansive conversation on the sensitive, raw, and powerful processes that shape and imbue meaning in the lives of individuals and communities beleaguered ...

The Good Doctors

By John A. Dittmer
Categories: History

In the summer of 1964 medical professionals, mostly white and northern, organized the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) to provide care and support for civil rights activists organizing black ...

The State of Health and Health Care in Mississippi

Edited by Mario J. Azevedo
Categories: Health

In this multidisciplinary book, the editor and contributors provide the most accurate and most recent information on health and health care in the State of Mississippi. They explain why the state finds ...

Understanding Herpes

Herpes simplex viruses are capable of causing a wide variety of infections, including genital herpes, which is so common a sexually transmitted disease that it affects one in five people in the United ...

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse

The number of confirmed cases of child sexual abuse in the United States rose from 6,000 in 1976 to 113,000 in 1985 and rose again to 300,000 in 2000. Understanding Child Sexual Abuse explores the dynamics, ...

Promises Kept

By Janis Quinn
Categories: Health

With very little money but with a groundswell of support from all sectors of the state, the two-year medical school at the University of Mississippi in Oxford became the University of Mississippi Medical ...

Carville

By Marcia Gaudet
Foreword by James Carville
Categories: Louisiana

Mysterious and misunderstood, distorted by biblical imagery of disfigurement and uncleanness, Hansen's disease or leprosy has all but disappeared from America's consciousness. In Carville, Louisiana, ...

Understanding Mental Retardation

What measures can parents and advocates take to insure that people who have mental retardation live full, rewarding lives from infancy to old age?

Understanding Mental Retardation explores a diverse group ...

Understanding Migraine and Other Headaches

By Stewart J. Tepper
Categories: Health

In the United States, eighteen percent of women, six percent of men, and four percent of children suffer from migraine headaches. All races are affected, although, for reasons which are unknown, whites ...