"Is This the Message You as a Doctor Want to Send?"
Talk about sobering and thought provoking. That question arrived from a physician I deeply respect in response to my last post on racism in medicine. "No matter how strongly you feel about [the long history of medical discrepancies and systemic racism in medicine], think what sharing this post now means in terms of encouraging people to trust enough to get vaccinated." I understand my recent writing raises uncomfortable issues; for every blog post since June, I have had as m
"Disease Will Accomplish What Man Cannot Do"
Participants in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, sourced via the National Archives and Record Administration on May 12, 2017. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the National Archives and Record Administration, #956126 Doctor drawing blood at "treatment visit", Tuskegee Study U.S. Public Health System physician Thomas W. Murrell, M.D. (and Chief of Dermatology, Virginia Commonwealth University) advocated not attempting to eradicate syphilis in Black Americans. "So the scourge sweeps among