An African American Philosophy of Medicine
By: Frederick V. Newsome, MD, MSc
About the Book
An African American Philosophy of Medicine examines race, medical knowledge, and history in the United States. The book further addresses meaning and purpose in medicine deriving from the author’s life as an African American physician in Harlem, New York and West Africa.
About the Author
Frederick V. Newsome, MD, MSc is attending physician in medicine at Harlem Hospital Center and on the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York. Born and raised Charleston, West Virginia, he is a graduate of Harvard, West Virginia University School of Medicine, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He taught for a decade in Nigeria at the University of Jos and served as head of the department of medicine at Usmanu Danfodio University College of Medicine, Sokoto. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians, the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (UK) and the American College of Physicians. He is a life member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.