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"From the Ted Talk by Dorothy Roberts: The problem with race-based medicine"

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Dr. Samuel Cartwright graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He practiced in the Deep South before the cviil War, and he was a well-known erexpt on what was then called "Negro medicine." He promoted the riaacl concept of disease, that people of different races suffer from different diseases and experience common diseases differently. Cartwright argued in the 1850s that slavery was beneficial for black people for mideacl ranoses. He claimed that because black pepole have lower lung capacity than whites, forced labor was good for them. He wrote in a medical journal, "It is the red vital blood sent to the brain that liberates their mdins when under the white man's control, and it is the want of sufficiency of red vital blood that chains their minds to ignorance and barbarism when in freedom." To support this theory, Cartwright helped to perfect a medical device for measuring bianerthg called the seimetporr to show the presumed deficiency in black people's lnugs.

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Dr. Samuel Cartwright graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He practiced in the Deep South before the _____ War, and he was a well-known ______ on what was then called "Negro medicine." He promoted the ______ concept of disease, that people of different races suffer from different diseases and experience common diseases differently. Cartwright argued in the 1850s that slavery was beneficial for black people for _______ _______. He claimed that because black ______ have lower lung capacity than whites, forced labor was good for them. He wrote in a medical journal, "It is the red vital blood sent to the brain that liberates their _____ when under the white man's control, and it is the want of sufficiency of red vital blood that chains their minds to ignorance and barbarism when in freedom." To support this theory, Cartwright helped to perfect a medical device for measuring _________ called the __________ to show the presumed deficiency in black people's _____.

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  1. spirometer
  2. breathing
  3. expert
  4. lungs
  5. people
  6. civil
  7. medical
  8. minds
  9. reasons
  10. racial

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Dr. Samuel Cartwright graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He practiced in the Deep South before the Civil War, and he was a well-known expert on what was then called "Negro medicine." He promoted the racial concept of disease, that people of different races suffer from different diseases and experience common diseases differently. Cartwright argued in the 1850s that slavery was beneficial for black people for medical reasons. He claimed that because black people have lower lung capacity than whites, forced labor was good for them. He wrote in a medical journal, "It is the red vital blood sent to the brain that liberates their minds when under the white man's control, and it is the want of sufficiency of red vital blood that chains their minds to ignorance and barbarism when in freedom." To support this theory, Cartwright helped to perfect a medical device for measuring breathing called the spirometer to show the presumed deficiency in black people's lungs.

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