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Medical Student Creates Handbook for Darker Skin

Medical Student Creates Handbook for Darker Skin

Malone Mukwende, a medical student at St. George’s, University of London, was taught about diseases and how they appear on white skin. He knew that the appearance of symptoms may vary among people with darker complexions. He also pointed out that the medical terms used were limited to Caucasian patients. Noticing a need for more diversity in the curriculum, he worked with others at the university to secure a student-staff partnership grant and they later began writing Mind the Gap: A Handbook of Clinical Signs in Black and Brown Skin. Read more here.





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