Black artist brings diversity to medical textbook illustrations | USA TODAY 1

Black artist brings diversity to medical textbook illustrations | USA TODAY

 

Some Black medical illustrators say the lack of diversity in the images can have a negative impact on patients and providers.

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Medical illustrations predominantly depict white male bodies, Black illustrators say. Less than 5% of images in four of the medicine textbooks assigned at top medical schools in the United States show dark skin, researchers found in a 2018 study.

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    1. ๐“†.ยฐโ˜‰โœง ๐•ƒ๐•’๐•๐•š Gaอฃg โœงโ˜ฝยฐ.๐“†ž says:

      Thatโ€™s funny

    2. @๐“†.ยฐโ˜‰โœง ๐•ƒ๐•’๐•๐•š Gaอฃg โœงโ˜ฝยฐ.๐“†žย  why is that funny to you? One of the best and smartest OB/GYNs I know is a black man. He solved a serious problem for me that more white doctor brushed me off about it.
      I had another black OB/GYN save my life from complications from a miscarriage. My white doctor wanted to put me in for “observation” while I was hemorrhaging. By the time the black doctor took charge and got me to surgery, even with a couple of units of blood, I died on the table from blood loss. He brought me back, fixed my complications, and of course gave me several more pints of blood. The white doctor had been brushing me off prior to the surgery when I kept telling him something was wrong. He gave me an antidepressant and a BC to “fix” me. You are wrong and racist to question their intelligence.

  1. Remember God loves you!โ™ฅ๏ธ
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    Please turn your life around and repent.๐Ÿ™
    The clock is ticking…..

    1. Iโ€™m sure many of those illustrations are seen as โ€˜yellowโ€™ or โ€˜redโ€™, but never black.

  2. I never realise that no medical textbook have coloured people animation๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ we always knew there is white people and to look out for erythema but you cant see erythema in every colour๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช

  3. It makes no difference of the color of a baby! GOD loves them all equally as people should! Letโ€™s go Brandon

    1. @Neal Draper bye bye! God bless you and you may wanna get a job!!! Manchin cost you all your free stuff. Free ride is over! Toodles! Woke is broke and a joke! Good bye

    2. @Neal Draper democrats see everything through โ€œ free moneyโ€ and blame Trump because they are ignorant but that happened way before Trump!

    3. @Richard Davenport I see alot of conservative freeloaders who like to steal from purple heart veteran’s. Freeloader.

    4. @Brien, maybe. maybe we can agree that the world is full of bad people no matter their color, race , religion, party choice! This old world only has one man that is perfect as we both know!

    5. @Neal Draper hey Hunter, save it! Thank god that Manchin shot down the trillion of free money! Now, just maybe the country can go back to work!

  4. The fact that people are making snark comments on this post shows we still have a long way to go the “White Privilege” attacks again. ..this is amazing to see…and until you send your whole life never seeing a representation of yourself you will never understand how beautiful this is…

  5. Oooh in my bio book I think there are black white asian and more males and females ! That’s a great initiative I love it !

  6. SIRโ€ฆHOPEFULLY, in YOUR home country THOSE texts WILL have accurate representations; THE MAIN POINT is to represent The Human Body. IF YOU are more comfortable seeing medical drawings representing YOUR DARKER skin colorโ€ฆso be it; GOOD FOR YOU

    1. โ€ฆ(I DID hit the wrong key!); YOU can represent the genuine (and, varied) skin colorsโ€ฆGO FOR IT!! (Isnโ€™t EVERYONEโ€™S blood RED?! HMMmmโ€ฆ). ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿฉด

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