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Study: White Med Students Misinformed about Racial Differences

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by David Love

African-Americans are consistently under-treated for pain by doctors when compared to white patients. For the same affliction, doctors are far more likely to prescribe strong pain medication to whites than to Blacks. A new study provides a rather disturbing reason why this is the case. Apparently, white physicians believe that Black folks feel no pain — in a literal sense.

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