Thesis ID: CBB433009454

Race, Class, Region, and Gender in Early Emory School of Medicine Yearbooks (2013)


The continued existence of care inequities along the axes of race, sex, gender, sexuality, ability, and class suggests that the examination of medical training—the mechanism by which all doctors are taught their craft—may hold the key to shifting this reality. My dissertation, Race, Region, and Gender in Early Emory School of Medicine Yearbooks, examines how patient and student bodies are represented in the yearbooks students create during their training. By analyzing the sociocultural aspects of medical education at Emory School of Medicine after the release of the influential Flexner Report, I build a foundation for understanding how representations shape medical students understandings of potential patients and themselves. The hidden curriculum of medical education is communicated, not in classroom lecture, but in the ways that institutional culture promulgates certain representations over others. An idyllic student and patient emerge that reinforce one another at the expense of bodily diversity among patients and students, exacerbating care disparities through controlling vernacular medical media.

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Authors & Contributors
Yeonsik Jung
Ann-Janine Morey
Strings, Sabrina
Prograis, Lawrence J.
Pateau, Alexandre
Bargel, Antoine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Gender and History
Korean Journal of Medical History
Journal of Popular Culture
American Quarterly
University of North Carolina Press
University Press of Florida
University of Wisconsin Press
University of Minnesota Press
Pennsylvania State University Press
New York University Press
Medicine and race
Medicine and gender
Medical education and teaching
African Americans and science
Public health
African Americans
Flexner, Abraham
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
21st century
20th century, late
18th century
United States
Arkansas (U.S.)
Georgia (U.S.)
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
New England Female Medical College
Université de Genève

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