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09/10/2020

Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color

External Link - Source: The New York Times

“Dermatology, the medical specialty devoted to treating diseases of the skin, has a problem with brown and black skin. Though progress has been made in recent years, most textbooks that serve as road maps for diagnosing skin disorders often don’t include images of skin conditions as they appear on people of color.” – Roni Rabin

Medical disparities exist on the level of doctor-patient interact as well as education of the future generation of doctors. Lack of representation of people of color in skin outcomes presents persistent issues in treatment and healthcare.

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