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“But this is what physicians need to know about their own history: Not only can physicians be racist, physicians were often the very architects of racial science and scientific racism.” Our own Graham Mooney, Ayah Nuriddin, and Alexandre White, along with historians of medicine Jacqueline Antonovich, Rana Hogarth, Elise Mitchell, Lauren MacIvor Thompson, Kylie Smith, and Christopher Willoughby, respond to JAMA’s Clinical Reviews podcast on BMJ’s Medical Humanities blog. Read their excellent response, “Apologies Alone Won’t Solve Structural Racism: We Need a Reckoning with the Racist Roots of U.S. Medicine,” here:


The Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine is proud to present the fifth iteration of Epidemic//Endemic: Medical Humanities & Social Medicine, 2020-21. On February 26th at 2pm, Dr. Claire Decoteau of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Dr. Lisa Cooper of Johns Hopkins University will discuss “Health Disparities and Structural Racism.” The talk will be moderated by Dr. Alexandre White, Associate Director of the JHU Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine.

To register, visit Zoom Webinar. Once registered, zoom webinar will send you an individualized link for the event.

For more information on the entire series, visit https://hopkinsmedicalhumanities.org/events/epidemic-endemic/.

On March 2, 2021, Dr. Elizabeth O’Brien will present “As small as a grain of barley: the Bourbon state and the caesarean operation in New Spain, 1771–1810s” at the University of Cambridge’s History of Medicine Seminar series, Generation to Reproduction.

For more details and to register, visit https://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/news-events/seminars-reading-groups/medicine.