Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women’s Health in New York City, 1915–1930
Shortly after the dawn of the twentieth century, the New York City Department of Health decided to address what it perceived as the racial nature of health. It delivered heavily racialized care in different neighborhoods throughout the city: syphillis treatment among African Americans, tuberculosis for Italian Americans, and so on. It was a challenging and ambitious program, dangerous for the providers, and troublingly reductive for the patients. Nevertheless, poor and working-class African American, British West Indian, and Southern Italian women all received some of the nation’s best health care during this period.
NYU Press; First Edition edition
Hart, Tanya, "Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women’s Health in New York City, 1915–1930" (2015). Faculty Books. 60.