How black slaves were routinely sold as ‘specimens’ to ambitious white doctors

To quote Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr:

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.


Medical museums openly solicited black body parts and medical societies relied on black bodies. Students too wrote graduating theses based on the medical manipulation of black “subjects” and “specimens”.

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