Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine
ISBN: 1250105048
EAN13: 9781250105042
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 6, 2016
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 8.1" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans

When Damon Tweedy begins medical school, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, More common in blacks than in whites.

Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their Read More chevron_right

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