Dark Medicine in the era of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Dr Stephen Kenny
Dr Kenny is a Senior Lecturer in North American History at University of Liverpool. To link in with Black History Month his talk will focus on his recent research connecting the transatlantic slave trade and the selling of black bodies as research specimens to ambitious white doctors.
My Dark Medicine project uses an Atlantic World frame and a good amount of the medical research began during the era of the Transatlantic slave trade. Just the other day, I came across references to research on a black male patient In the Liverpool Infirmary in the 1790s. The research link is not direct, as I am focused on the US South, but there are plenty of connections.