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A rendezvous with sickle cell and slavery in New Orleans

A recent holiday in Mississippi and New Orleans brought me face to face again with the early history of sickle cell in the United States and how it interacted with the slave trade. Sickle cell disease was not described and … Continue reading

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More on the Early History of Sickle Cell Disease

In a previous blog I talked about the contribution of a remarkable man and early African Nationalist, Dr Africanus Horton, , to the discovery of sickle cell disease. Perhaps a less savoury individual was Dr Robert Lebby Jr (1831-1907), Quarantine … Continue reading

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