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History of Medicine

Getting Started

This guide is meant to be general a starting point to locating books on the history of medicine as it relates to race in North America, primarily within the University of Chicago Library.

Keywords & subject headings

Try using some of the following keywords and subject headings in the Library Catalog or by using a database to find journals and articles.

  • history
  • historical
  • racial
  • race
  • ethnic
  • ethnicity
  • culture
  • Black
  • Negro
  • African-American
  • other racial/ethnic/cultural groups
  • health
  • medicine
  • medical

The following related guide may be helpful

Health Statistics--Statistics by Population


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Andrea Twiss-Brooks
Director, Humanities and Area Studies
Chemistry and Geophysical Sciences Librarian
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