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Is Racism to Blame for Healthcare Disparities?

January 5, 2023

I was a surgeon for over 50 years. I challenge anyone to come into an operating room after the patient’s entire body has been surgically draped so that only the gaping open wound is exposed. Look deep inside the body. Take note of the tan kidneys, brown liver, greenish gall bladder, and glistening pale intestines. Marvel as the mighty aorta pulsates down the length of the abdomen, carrying gallons of life-sustaining bright red blood to the pelvis and the legs.

Now…can you tell me the race of the patient?

Trick question. You cannot—because we are all colored the same inside.

Read the rest of the op-ed at Townhall

Dr. Murray Feldstein is a Visiting Fellow at the Goldwater Institute.



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