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Resident in the Media – Dr. Bolu Ogunyemi

Dr. Ogunyemi is a freelance writer for the Huffington Post, in his article “Race Still has a Place in Modern Medicine” he examines the issues surrounding race while treating patients, particularly the difference in treatment in skin conditions on skin of different pigment and the prevalence of certain conditions in various ethnicities.

He notes that while in some cases ignoring ethnicity and phenotype may be disadvantageous, acknowledging it is also not free from bias; as in the case of skin care, heavily pigmented skin is often described as a variant of lightly pigmented skin.

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author: Michelle Seymour