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The Morehouse Mystique

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781421404431
Author(s): Marybeth Gasman
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2012
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions: 152 x 19 x 229 (w x l x h)
Pages: 200
Pages: 17

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The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of only four predominantly Black medical schools in the United States. Among its illustrious alumni are surgeons general of the United States, medical school presidents, and numerous other highly regarded medical professionals. This book tells the engrossing history of this venerable institution. The school was founded just after the civil rights era, when major barriers prevented minorities from receiving adequate health care and Black students were underrepresented in predominantly White medical schools. The Morehouse School of Medicine was conceived to address both problems-it was a minority-serving institution educating doctors who would practice in underserved communities. The school's history involves political maneuvering, skilled leadership, dedication to training African American physicians, and a mission of primary care in disadvantaged communities. Highlighting such influential leaders as former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis W. Sullivan, 'The Morehouse Mystique' situates the school in the context of the history of medical education for Blacks and race relations throughout the country.
The book features excerpts from personal interviews with prominent African American doctors as well as with former presidents Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, who reveal how local, state, and national politics shaped the development of Black medic
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