HYBRID Historia Medica Lecture: Ezelle Sanford III (Carnegie Mellon University) – “When Disparities Remain: The Enduring Legacy of Segregated Medicine”

February 23, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom/Connor Auditorium (Farrell LTC, Medical Campus)

“When Disparities Remain: The Enduring Legacy of Segregated Medicine”

The 84th Historia Medica Lecture is hosted by the Bernard Becker Medical Library in collaboration with the Center for History of Medicine.

Dr. Ezelle Sanford III is an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches courses in the history of American medicine and public health as well as African American history. Dr. Sanford is currently working on a book manuscript titled, “Segregated Medicine: How Racial Politics Shaped American Healthcare,” which is under contract with Columbia University Press.

“Segregated Medicine” utilizes the important case of St. Louis’s Homer G. Phillips Hospital, the largest Black-serving U.S. general hospital in the mid-twentieth century, to trace how the logic and legacy of racial segregation established enduring structures of health inequity. Dr. Sanford’s scholarship uses historical perspectives and analysis to inform his advocacy for an equitable future in American healthcare.

Full schedule, Center for History of Medicine lectures

For inquiries contact Elisabeth Brander.