10/8/20 – The History and the Legacy of Racial Discrimination in US Hospitals

Ellis M. Arjmand MD, MMM, PhD
Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatrics, and Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Business, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University

Brief Summary of Lecture
Racial segregation was commonly seen in many American hospitals and major medical organizations from the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War until the later part of the 20th Century. That these practices endured for nearly a century reveals the power of social norms over some of the strongest principles of medical ethics. While actions by the Federal courts led to rapid changes beginning in the 1960s, the legacy of these deeply entrenched practices remains with us today.  

Date and Time: Thursday, Oct. 8, 8-9 a.m.