This guide is a list of resources about contextualizing, documenting, and addressing racism in the health sciences. Students, clinicians, and researchers in medicine, dentistry, nutrition, public health, and biomedical sciences at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center are the intended audience, though others may find this guide useful. Many, but not all, resources listed here are academic books and articles. Because this resource guide is intended for the Tufts University and Tufts Medicine communities, most of the included resources require Tufts credentials to obtain access through Tufts libraries.
This guide was created by Hirsh Health Sciences Library staff in 2020, during cycles of activism in the Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate movements and widespread societal reckoning with racism in the United States. The guide is currently maintained by Christina Heinrich. Contact me with comments, questions, and additional resources on a topic encompassed in this guide.
The extraordinary story of an unjustly forgotten group of Black men in Pittsburgh who became the first paramedics in America, saving lives and changing the course of emergency medicine around the world.
Call Number: Online and in print: RA448.5.N4 N45 2011
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
The Black Panther Party's health activism--its network of free health clinics, its campaign to raise awareness about genetic disease, and its challenges to medical discrimination--was an expression of its founding political philosophy and also a recognition that poor Black people were both underserved by mainstream medicine and overexposed to its harms.
Black Men in White Coats is an organization with the mission to increase the number of Black men in medicine. This documentary is now free to access online. Create a free account on the BMWC site to watch the documentary.