The in-hospital mortality rates of slaves and freemen: Evidence from Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1855–1860

Using a rich sample of admission records from New Orleans Touro Infirmary, we examine the in-hospital mortality risk of free and enslaved patients. Despite a higher mortality rate in the general population, slaves were significantly less likely to die in the hospital than the whites. We analyze the...

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Volume: 46
Main Author: Pritchett, Jonathan
Yun, Myeong-Su
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: SAN DIEGO Elsevier Inc 2009
ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Elsevier
Elsevier B.V
published in: Explorations in economic history Vol. 46; no. 2; pp. 241 - 252
Data of publication: 2009
ISSN: 0014-4983
1090-2457
EISSN: 1090-2457
Discipline: Economics
Series: Explorations in Economic History
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Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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