When Science and Race Intersect, Beware Scientific Racism

Grey’s Anatomy got (at least) one thing right about medicine: all patient presentations begin with a one-liner. Something like, “Mr. B is a 56-year-old man with a history of heart disease who presents with chest pain.” The presenter (often me, the trainee) distills the patient’s demographics and medical history into a concise statement that tells the attending everything she needs to know —…

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