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The Resource The organ thieves : the shocking story of the first heart transplant in the segregated South, Chip Jones

The organ thieves : the shocking story of the first heart transplant in the segregated South, Chip Jones

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The organ thieves : the shocking story of the first heart transplant in the segregated South
Title
The organ thieves
Title remainder
the shocking story of the first heart transplant in the segregated South
Statement of responsibility
Chip Jones
Title variation
Shocking story of the first heart transplant in the segregated South
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An investigation into how racial inequality has shaped the heart transplant race describes how in 1968 an injured black man checked into a hospital before his heart was removed and donated without his family's knowledge or consent
  • In 1968 Bruce Tucker, a black man, went into Virginia's top research hospital with a head injury that would prove fatal. His heart was taken out of his body and put into the chest of a white businessman-- without permission of Tucker's family. Jones exposes the horrifying inequality surrounding Tucker's death. The circumstances surrounding his death reflect the long legacy of mistreating African Americans that began more than a century before with cadaver harvesting-- and culminated in efforts to win the heart transplant race in the late 1960s. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Charles
Dewey number
617.4/120592
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RD598.35.T7
LC item number
J66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heart
  • Tucker, Bruce
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • African Americans
  • Health and race
  • Racism
Label
The organ thieves : the shocking story of the first heart transplant in the segregated South, Chip Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Roots. Case of the missing heart ; The resurrectionists ; The anatomy men ; "The limbo of the unclaimed" -- Part two. The race. Breaking the heart barrier ; Heart on ice ; Restless genius ; The glass jar ; Foreign exchange ; Finish line -- Part three. Reckoning. The fall ; His brother's heart ; The scream ; "Facts and circumstances" -- Part four. Troubles, trials, and tribulations. Rejection ; The making of a medical celebrity ; The defender ; Relative death ; Time of trial ; Friends in high places ; Shaping of a verdict ; The unresolved case of Bruce Tucker ; Down in the well -- Epilogue. The soul of medicine -- Afterword. Unhealed history
Control code
on1182910990
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982107529
Lccn
2020935252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The organ thieves : the shocking story of the first heart transplant in the segregated South, Chip Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Roots. Case of the missing heart ; The resurrectionists ; The anatomy men ; "The limbo of the unclaimed" -- Part two. The race. Breaking the heart barrier ; Heart on ice ; Restless genius ; The glass jar ; Foreign exchange ; Finish line -- Part three. Reckoning. The fall ; His brother's heart ; The scream ; "Facts and circumstances" -- Part four. Troubles, trials, and tribulations. Rejection ; The making of a medical celebrity ; The defender ; Relative death ; Time of trial ; Friends in high places ; Shaping of a verdict ; The unresolved case of Bruce Tucker ; Down in the well -- Epilogue. The soul of medicine -- Afterword. Unhealed history
Control code
on1182910990
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982107529
Lccn
2020935252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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