Lecture 4

In Lecture 4, we look at what I call the “short” history of sickle cell, how sickle cell first came into the view of physicians in the specific context of racialized poverty of African-Americans in the US South. As such it is a deliberate contrast to Lecture 3 – a long history of sickle cell – in order to illustrate how ethnocentric and anthropocentric is our association of sickle cell with race.

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