The Resource One blood : the death and resurrection of Charles R. Drew, by Spencie Love, with a foreword by John Hope Franklin

One blood : the death and resurrection of Charles R. Drew, by Spencie Love, with a foreword by John Hope Franklin

Label
One blood : the death and resurrection of Charles R. Drew
Title
One blood
Title remainder
the death and resurrection of Charles R. Drew
Statement of responsibility
by Spencie Love, with a foreword by John Hope Franklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "One Blood traces the life of the famous black scientist and surgeon Dr. Charles Drew and the well-known legend about his death. On April 1, 1950, Drew, then forty-five years old, died after an auto accident in rural North Carolina. Within hours, rumors spread: he had bled to death because a whites-only hospital refused to treat him
  • "Drew was in fact treated in the emergency room of the small, segregated Alamance General Hospital. Two white surgeons worked hard to save his life, but his wounds were so profound that he died after about an hour. Though the tale is not true and his colleagues and family tried repeatedly to stop it, the Charles Drew legend is repeated to this day in newspaper and magazine articles, on radio and television shows, in churches, in schools, and at social and political gatherings all over the country."
  • "Providing a haunting parallel to Drew's life, Love describes the emblematic fate of Maltheus R. Avery, a young black World War II veteran who died after an auto accident that occurred in the same year and the same county that Drew's did, after being refused treatment at nearby Duke Hospital."--Jacket
  • "Spencie Love explores in depth Drew's life, character, and achievements in order to explain the origins of the legend. Both oral testimony and extensive written documentation reveal that in a generic sense, the legend is true: throughout the first half of the twentieth century, African Americans were turned away at hospital doors, either because the hospitals were whites-only or because the "black beds" were full."
  • The terrible irony that helped to fuel the rumor was that Drew had done pioneering research on the use of blood plasma and had helped set up the first American Red Cross blood bank on the eve of World War II. So the story grew that the man who had saved so many lives through his scientific work with blood had been refused blood when he needed it - only because of his race."
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 617/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RD27.35.D74
LC item number
L68 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
One blood : the death and resurrection of Charles R. Drew, by Spencie Love, with a foreword by John Hope Franklin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-359) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Death and resurrection -- 1. Charlie Drew is dead -- 2. They wouldn't treat him -- 3. That black man who bled to death -- Part 2: The life and times of Charles R. Drew -- 4. Bright new steel -- 5. The bloods of different races -- 6. The group as a whole -- 7. Dark myths and wretched superstitions -- Part 3: The death of an invisible man -- 8. Wasn't he riding with Dr. Drew? -- Conclusion: A dark stone of enlightenment
Control code
ocm44955703
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 373 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807863060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36641650
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44955703
  • ebscoaca0807863068
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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