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RACE AND GENE STUDIES: What Difference Makes a Difference?

Adelman, Larry (2004) RACE AND GENE STUDIES: What Difference Makes a Difference? UNSPECIFIED.

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In 1851 the Louisiana physician Dr. Samuel Cartwright observed a behavior evident in African Americans but absent in whites. They tended to run away from slave plantations. He attributed this odd affliction to a disease peculiar to Negroes. He even gave it a name, “drapetomania.”


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Additional Information: By Larry Adelman, Executive Producer, RACE – The Power of an Illusion, a three-part series from California Newsreel. For videos or more information: www.newsreel.org
Uncontrolled Keywords: race, genes, racism
Subjects: Research
Health
Research > Genetics and Race
Health > Health Equity
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Depositing User: Dr. Stephen B. Thomas
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2011 11:00
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/112

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