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“Chronic Complication: Diabetes, Amputations, and Race in America”
February 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chronic Complication: Diabetes, Amputations, and Race in America
Lecture by Dr. Richard M. Mizelle, Jr. (University of Houston)
Amputations are an additional chronic disease on top of chronic diabetes, and fears of amputation-related deaths are nothing new. Amputations reflect generational neglect and inequality. This lecture focuses on the disability, stigma, and medicalization of diabetes-related amputations in vulnerable landscapes and places.
Richard M. Mizelle, Jr. is Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston. His research focuses on the intersections of race, medicine, environment, and technology in America.
Part of the Lehman Center for American History’s 2020-21 “Race, Health, and Inequality” lecture series.
Lehman Center for American History