Sickle Cell Disease: A Cultural History

Sickle Cell Disease can only be understood in the context of racial politics. Predominantly seen in populations of African heritage, the diagnosis and treatment of this disease from the 1920s onwards draws attention to the importance of culture in biogenetic understandings of disease. Medical practices associated with sickle cell disease also shed light on health care disparities and the cultural construction of pain. In person or online.

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Professor Joanna Bourke


Gresham College Barnard's Inn Hall London EC1N 2HH

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