Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and MedicineBlack Man in a White Coat by TWEEDY, DAMON, M.D.
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Product Type : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Vendor : SMPHC
SKU : 9781250044631
CONDITION : Brand New Book
Pages: 304 pages
Release Date: 2015-09-08
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 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 discove
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