Sickle Cell Articles in Black Magazines- Ebony and Jet have highlighted news stories that are marketed specifically towards African-Americans since 1945 and 1951 respectively. Because sickle cell trait and disease affects many African-Americans, it has been covered in several articles in both Ebony and Jet magazines. According to the National Institute of Health, about 1 in 13 African-American babies are born with sickle cell trait and about 1 in 365 black children are born with sickle cell disease. In this section, we have summarized a few articles from a myriad of magazine articles from over several decades that discuss sickle cell. These articles raise sickle cell awareness, highlight individual actors and organizations that have made a difference, share information, personal stories, and more.
Forward to Living in the Genetic Age: New Issues, New Challenges (2009)- By Vence L. Bonham Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2009
Sickle Cell Anemia: A Report of Eight Cases, One With Necropsy (1934)- By John C. Corrigan, M.D., and Irving W. Schiller, M.D. New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 210, Number 8, pages 410-417
Sickle-Cell Disease (1997)- By Graham R. Serjeant Lancet, Volume 350, pages 725-730
The Inheritance of Sickle Cell Anemia (1949)- By James V. Neel Science, Volume 110, pages 64-66
Peculiar elongated and sickle-shaped red blood corpuscles in a case of severe anemia (1910, 2001)- Download a PDF of the original paper.