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History Professor Discusses Race and Disease in 20th-Century America at Honors Colloquium

"How did cancer cross the color line?" asked Keith Wailoo, PhD, professor of history at Rutgers University, at an Honors Colloquium on April 25, 2005 at NJIT. Co-sponsored by the NJIT/Rutgers Federated Department of History and the Rutgers/NJIT History Club, Wailoo's lecture explored the relationship of disease and the biomedical sciences in 20th-century American culture to questions of race, health politics, and group identity. "Every cancer tells its own story," he said.