Blacks, Medical Schools, And Society
ISBN: 0472750895
EAN13: 9780472750894
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 1971
Pages: 188
Dimensions: 0.51" H x 7.91" L x 4.88" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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One American in 560 becomes a doctor . . . Only one black American in 3800 does. Why? The answers-and what can be done about them-are presented in this succinct and important book by Dr. James L. Curtis. Blacks, Medical Schools, and Society provides an insightful history of the black physician in America-from colonial times to the present-as well as an incisive analysis of contemporary trends and future prospects in black medical education. Examining high school programs and premedical workshops such as the Cornell Medical School-Hampton Institute collaboration, the author evaluates the impact of current approaches and suggests practical steps to increase the quality and quantity of trained black doctors and dentists. At a time when physicians are in short supply, and when-for the first time-more than half of the country's black medical students are attending predominantly white schools, this book offers a significant and straightforward commentary on the medical practices of a multiracial society.

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