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Moving beyond Black and White

Tom Delbanco, MD
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From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215.

Acknowledgments: I thank Zachary Tofias for his expert assistance and multiple members of my family for their critique and suggestions.

Requests for Single Reprints: Tom Delbanco, MD, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(11):952-953. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-139-11-200312020-00015
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Opening my 1965 Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons yearbook reminds me that I had no African-American classmates. In the group pictures of the 3 classes following mine, I spy 1 person of color. Not 1 of the many faculty members pictured is African American.

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