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Seeing Patients

A Surgeon’s Story of Race and Medical Bias, With a New Preface

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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674241374

Publication Date: 11/19/2019


360 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

19 illus.


  • Preface to the Paperback Edition (2019)
  • Preface (2011)
  • Introduction: My Fellow Humans
  • 1. It Takes a Village: Memphis
  • 2. Scrub Nurse
  • 3. Becoming a Doctor: Stanford
  • 4. Becoming a Surgeon: Yale
  • 5. Combat Surgeon: Death and Our Common Humanity
  • 6. Getting toward Equal: Sweden
  • 7. A Man Ain’t Nothin’ but a Man
  • 8. Orthopedic Chief: Harvard
  • 9. Diagnosis and Treatment: The Subconscious at Work
  • 10. Health-Care Disparities: Race
  • 11. Health-Care Disparities: Women, Hispanics, Elderly, Gay
  • 12. Culturally Competent Care
  • Epilogue
  • Some Practical Suggestions for Patients and Physicians
  • National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2011
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