Susan M Reverby

Learn More
POLICYFORUM A t least two dozen companies now market " genetic ancestry tests " to help consumers reconstruct their family histories and determine the geographic origins of their ancestors. More than 460,000 people have purchased these tests over the past 6 years (1), and public interest is still skyrocketing (1–4). Some scientists support this enterprise(More)
POLICYFORUM A t least two dozen companies now market " genetic ancestry tests " to help consumers reconstruct their family histories and determine the geographic origins of their ancestors. More than 460,000 people have purchased these tests over the past 6 years (1), and public interest is still skyrocketing (1–4). Some scientists support this enterprise(More)
Is it good medical practice for physicians to " eyeball " a patient's race when assessing their medical status or even to ask them to identify their race? This question was captured in a 2005 episode of " House M.D., " Fox television's medical drama. In the episode, a black patient with heart disease refuses a hospital physician's prescription for what is(More)
upon manuscript sources, many not previously exploited and some in private hands. Insights abound into not only Simon's career, presented on a decidedly unheroic scale, but also the many lives he touched during these years-including Hideyo Noguchi, William Osler, William Welch, and the author's uncle (and writer of reports on medical education), Abraham(More)
We will be concentrating upon the relationship of changing medical structures, practices, and ideas to the broader context from the 18 th century to the present. For that reason, you should be familiar with the general contours of European and U. S. history over those centuries. If necessary, you might supplement course readings with a general history(More)
Is it good medical practice for physicians to " eyeball " a patient's race when assessing their medical status or even to ask them to identify their race? This question was captured in a 2005 episode of " House M.D., " Fox television's medical drama. In the episode, a black patient with heart disease refuses a hospital physician's prescription for what is(More)
  • 1