The October LMCC meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30pm est and will be virtual! (FYI, our November meeting will also be virtual and will take place on Wed. Nov. 17 at 5:30pm est.) For both meetings, we’ll be using the same Zoom link from the past few semesters: https://unc.zoom.us/j/99228197675. If you have trouble with the Zoom link, please email either of the Co-Directors.
With participants’ permission, we plan to record all of our virtual meetings, to be shared only with members of LMCC. So if you miss a meeting, be sure to check out the recordings, which will be posted here on the LMCC website, where you can also check out recordings from our meetings from Fall 2020 and Spring 2021! (Please do not share those recordings with anyone outside of our LMCC community.)
For our October meeting, we’ll be discussing Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (2006) by Harriet A. Washington. Specifically, we’d like everyone to read the following:
- Introduction: “The American Janus of Medicine and Race” (1-22)
- 4: “The Surgical Theater: Black Bodies in the Antebellum Clinic” (101-114)
- 5: “The Restless Dead: Anatomical Dissection and Display” (115-142)
This may sound like a lot, but the text is quite accessible and should make for relatively quick (but productive) reading.
These selections are available as rough scans on the “Readings” page of the LMCC website. You can access the full text of the book through the UNC Libraries, which might be superior to my scans. If you run into issues accessing the reading, just let us know. (See our email addresses on the Home page of this site).
As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out. Please also feel free to forward this information to other people who might be interested in joining us as well, especially new graduate students.
We look forward to meeting with you virtually for our October meeting for a rousing discussion of Washington’s text!