Hippocrates Weeps: Institutional Racism within the American Medical Establishment

Institutional Racism within the American medical society promoted fear in oppressed and impoverished black communities. This fear was established through unethical medical procedures performed by unprincipled white doctors who used their image of respectability and healing to gain patients’ trust. I supported my argument by researching and reviewing scholarly articles, books, and internet research. The areas of concentration: the socially constructed view of the doctor, the Antebellum period, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the lack of black participants in the study, and the health disparities of blacks in the 1990’s.