Past Event

Richard M. Mizelle, Jr. - Chronic Complication: Diabetes, Amputations, and Race in America

February 4, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Event Description

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. 

Event Speaker

Richard M. Mizelle, Jr., Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston. 

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. 

Hosted by the Lehman Center for American History at Columbia University as part of the Race, Inequality, and Health lecture series. Co-sponsored by the Center for Science and Society