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Health, Disease, and Illness: Concepts in Medicine
In the 1850s, Drapetomania was the medical term for a disease found among black slaves in the United States. The main symptom was a strange desire to run away from their masters. In earlier centuries gout was understood as a metabolic disease of the affluent, so much so that it became a badge of uppercrust honor-and a medical excuse to avoid hard work. Today, is there such ...more
Published July 14th 2004 by Georgetown University Press
(first published June 17th 2004)
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