ALVA JENKINS, M.D.
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To the Editor: I enjoy reading the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE for medical information but not for racial identification of patients chiefly of Afro-American heritage.
The article "Rheumatoid Arthritis Terminating in Heavy-Chain Disease" (Ann. Intern. Med. 70: 335, 1969) indicates in the summary "a 51-year-old negro man." Obviously, the proofreader should be made aware that racial tags are offensive and should be corrected as readily as other terms of bad taste.
How about the racial tag in Question 100 in Book A of the Self-Assessment Program?
The use of the racial identification as "negro" in the case study by Dr.
JENKINS A. RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN THE ANNALS?. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1050. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1050
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1050.
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