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April 26, 1995

Sex and Gender Bias in Illustrations in Anatomy and Physical Diagnosis Texts

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Cadillac, Mich

JAMA. 1995;273(16):1257. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520400025030

To the Editor.  —Regarding the article by Ms Mendelsohn and colleagues,1 the female authors quote that 8.8% of atlas illustrations other than those of reproductive organs were female. This means the subjects of 91.2% of the general illustrations were dead men. So, what's the problem?

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