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September 1942

The Biology of the Negro.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;70(3):512. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200210167012

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In clinics dealing with many Negro patients physicians are prone to make dogmatic statements about differences in the way disease manifests itself in Negroes and in white persons. That most of these popular views are not founded on actual fact is immediately obvious when one looks through Lewis' extraordinarily thorough and well documented book on every aspect of the anatomy, the biology and the disease characteristics of the Negro. Almost any disease can be found in the index, and reference to the pages dealing with it invariably yields a complete and satisfactory discussion. This contribution, of the first order, will be invaluable to all physicians, especially those working in southern clinics.

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