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In September, 1990, an article in the New York Times, "Uneasy Doctors Add Race-Consciousness to Diagnostic Tools," described the difficult balance between recognizing existing racial differences and stereotyping. Of particular importance in this regard is cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Although it appears that substantial racial differences exist, various studies have yielded conflicting findings, and it has been difficult to locate the sources and reconcile disparate data.
In Cardiovascular Diseases in Blacks, Dr. Elijah Saunders has made the valuable contribution of bringing together the available evidence in a text that covers a broad range
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Cardiovascular Diseases in Blacks. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:663. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-8-663_1
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