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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black AmericansWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, "More common in blacks than in whites.

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Damon Tweedy

I've been a fan of medical stories since childhood. In medical school, I gravitated to the writings of doctors describing their encounters with patients as well as the rigors of medical training - issues that had become front and center in my own reality.

For any number of reasons, these authors largely avoided race - a subject that played a recurrent role throughout my medical training. It is in this spirit that I've written "Black Man in a White Coat" - a book that navigates the journey of my life as a doctor and as a black man in America.

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