One blood: the death and resurrection of Charles R. Drew

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One blood: the death and resurrection of Charles R. Drew

Love, Spencie

London The University of North Carolina Press 1996

373 p. illus. 24 cm.

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One Blood traces both the life of the famous black surgeon and blood plasma pioneer Dr. Charles Drew and the well-known legend about his death. On April 1, 1950, Drew died after an auto accident in rural North Carolina. Within hours, rumors spread that the man who had helped create the first American Red Cross blood bank had bled to death because a whites-only hospital refused to treat him. Though Drew was in fact treated in the emergency room of a small, segregated hospital, Spencie Love shows that in a generic sense, the legend of his death is true: throughout the era of segregation, African Americans were refused medical help because of their race. By preserving their own stories, she says, they have proven the enduring value of oral history.

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ISBN:

9780807846827

Author:

Love, Spencie

Title:

One blood: the death and resurrection of Charles R. Drew

Publisher:

London The University of North Carolina Press 1996

Physical:

373 p. illus. 24 cm.

Summary:

One Blood traces both the life of the famous black surgeon and blood plasma pioneer Dr. Charles Drew and the well-known legend about his death. On April 1, 1950, Drew died after an auto accident in rural North Carolina. Within hours, rumors spread that the man who had helped create the first American Red Cross blood bank had bled to death because a whites-only hospital refused to treat him. Though Drew was in fact treated in the emergency room of a small, segregated hospital, Spencie Love shows that in a generic sense, the legend of his death is true: throughout the era of segregation, African Americans were refused medical help because of their race. By preserving their own stories, she says, they have proven the enduring value of oral history.

Subject:

Drew, Charles Richard, 1904-1950--Death and burial

Subject:

Drew, Charles Richard, 1904-1950--Legends

Subject:

Discrimination in medical care--History--20th century--United States

Subject:

Race relations--Folklore

Subject:

Race relationa--History--20th century--United States

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