Dying in the City of the Blues

Dying in the City of the Blues

This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American pain and suffering.

Set in Memphis, home of one of the nation's first sickle cell clinics, Dying in the City of the Blues reveals how the recognition, treatment, social understanding, and symbolism of the disease evolved in the twentieth century, shaped by… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

Collection: Studies in Social Medicine

Page count: 360 pages

Language: English


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