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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... historiographical traditions deeply ingrained in the rise of the fields of medical history and black Atlantic studies have created distorting, and seemingly unconnected, narratives around medicine and corporeality. Arguing that black understandings about health, disease, and healing practices were not only widely...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 34–51.
Published: 01 October 2007
... strictly medical or are there political ones as well? In other words, is the Don’t Kill the Skin campaign aimed simply at saving the skin or is it also saving blackness? To explore these questions, I examine public discussions around skin bleaching in Jamaica, paying special attention...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... 84 When, after some delay, Marson eventually returned to London on 18 December 1945, she was in what Miss Doulton, the assistant to the Overseas Establishment officer, relayed to the BBC's medical advisor as a “serious mental state.” 85 Marson claimed to be fine, but she was distracted...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 116–139.
Published: 01 March 2003
... such exception was Bahamian medical doctor, publisher, Anglican minister, and political radical Robert Love (born circa 1839). Love, who was preeminently proud of his “blackness”⁸ arrived in Jamaica in his fi fties, after having worked in the United States and Haiti. In Jamaica he attempted...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 63–84.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to Malcolm MacDonald, 9 April 1940, CSO 5073/34, PP. 26 Palmer, Freedom's Children , 241. Palmer argues that surveillance and repression of union activity (by the police) intensified after 1938 as part of a more general concern with wartime security. 25 Director of Medical Services, letter...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 March 2005
... shoes, much less a brand new set of dentures for Gran. In itself, Gran’s appearance at home was manageable. Teeth or no teeth, she still was, after all, the same beloved matriarch who made us dinner after school and gave Paul (that’s the dog) his daily antiseizure medication, which kept him from...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2014
... was interrogated, shackled to her bed, then treated. 13 Law enforcement and medical professionals both assumed McDonald must be the “monster by default,” to reuse Buffon's words, because this is still how white supremacist heteropatriarchy imagines any black woman who belies white masculinity's...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 September 2005
... degree much later in Haiti. At the time of his medical studies in Paris, he also pursued other studies, notably in the social sciences and humanities at Sorbonne, the Collège de France, and the Musée du Trocadéro. Shortly thereafter, he embarked on a diplomatic career that lasted fi...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): vii–viii.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Stroude, Hudson Austin, Liam James, Leon Cornwall, John Ventour, Dave Bartholomew, Ewart Layne, Colville McBarnette, Selwyn Strachan, and Cecil Prime. Phyllis Coard was not named because she had been granted leave in 2000 to seek medical treatment in Jamaica. And the soldiers...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., a display of the violated body, an inventory of property, a medical treatise on gonorrhea, a few lines about a whore’s life, an asterisk in the grand narrative of history. Given this, “it is doubtless impossible to ever grasp [these lives] again in themselves, as they might have been...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 202–204.
Published: 01 July 2014
... ablo F. G ómez is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work examines the history of medicine, science, and corporeality in the early modern Caribbean, African, and Iberian Atlantic worlds. J ulian H enriques is a reader...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 35–52.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-army-leader-arrested-and-charged . See also “UPDATE: Tambourine Army Claims Nugent Was Denied Medical Attention While in Police Custody,” Jamaica Observer , 12 March 2017, www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/UPDATE—Tambourine-Army-claims-Nugent-was-denied-medical-attention-while-in-police-custody . 33...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 72–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., 2012); on textual production during the Haitian Revolution, see Deborah Jenson, Beyond the Slave Narrative: Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian Revolution (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011); and for an analysis of medical knowledge and culture among the enslaved, see Karol K...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 197–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of ARC Magazine and works as a full-time freelance graphic designer. A lvan A. I koku is assistant professor of comparative literature and medicine at Stanford University. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Columbia University and has since worked at the intersection of literature...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., 1981), 260. 22 VOICE reporter, “Murder 12!,” VOICE , 13 April 2010, 1. 23 Sgt. 297 Albertson, Sgt. 384 Charles, and Sgt. 461 Alcee, “Police Statements,” and Dr. J. D. Frep, “Medical Practitioner's Report,” in Royal St. Lucia Police Force, Police Witness Statement , January 2009...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 160–170.
Published: 01 November 2018
... at for such imagining and for keeping and putting breath back in the Black body in hostile weather is aspiration (and aspiration is violent and life-saving)” (113). One such uncanny connection for me with institutions of aspiration is Louis J. Agassiz. Sharpe examines medical care through the development...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 122–132.
Published: 01 July 2020
... efforts in different ways. The interviewees comprised several different groups, including health care workers providing medical services to those affected by the storm; small farmers working in various rural parts of the Puerto Rican archipelago; agricultural educators; volunteers; activists...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... As a result his foot became so swollen, it took him four hours to walk half a mile. It felt like walking on eggshells; it was so painful, he couldn’t even put on his boot. Coppa took his bigfoot (a folk illness which, Jamaicans believe, is sometimes also naturally caused) for medical treatment...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 71–82.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Medication—he subsequently died at Jackson Hosp. in Miami and the government denies wrongdoing.11 This “81 yr. old Haitian gent” was Danticat’s Uncle Joseph. Danticat gives a detailed account of the events from the time her Uncle Joseph lands at Miami International airport to his...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., ostensibly to strengthen the Carib- bean against Axis attack.27 Burckhardt apparently resisted much of the culture of masculinity and “manliness” that was part of leatherneck lore.28 He did everything in his power to avoid combat. He repeatedly pleaded mental instability, told Army medics he...