Books – Recommended & History

Explore the Ebling Library’s Recreational Reading Collection for a compilation of Ebling’s books relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Below are some additional book compilations you can explore.



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History of Race and the Health Sciences:

Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette, by Keith Wailoo (2021)

Diabetes: A History of Race and Disease by Arleen M. Tuchman (2020)

Early Education of African American Pharmacists 1870-1975, John E. Clark (2021)

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington (2006)

Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age,  Jonathan Kahn (2014)

Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps by Charissa J. Threat (2015)

Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health by Keith Wailoo (2001)

Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South by Jenny M. Luke (2018)

Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950, by Darlene Clark Hine (1989)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot (2011)

Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States by Robert D. Bullard, PhD; Glenn S. Johnson, PhD; and Angel O. Torres, MCP (2011)

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens (2017)

Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown, by Nayan Shah (2001)

Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice, by Julie Sze (2006)

An American Health Dilemma: A Medical History of African Americans and the Problem of Race: Beginnings to 1900, by W. Michael Byrd and Linda A. Clayton, (2000).

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty, Dorothy Roberts (1998)