(FOX NEWS) — A medical student in the United Kingdom creating a handbook to help doctors identify conditions on darker-skinned patients.
The second-year medical student telling the British Medical Journal that he noticed he wasn’t being taught much about finding rashes and other conditions on non-white patients.
This realization led the Saint George’s University of London student to write “Mind the Gap,” a handbook that contains images showing how illnesses appear on various skin tones.
It also addresses the COVID-19 pandemic by making mention of how doctors often ask if patients are “Pale” or if their lips “Turned blue,” — which aren’t always the best descriptors for darker-skinned patients.
Saint George’s says they support the book and are helping it get published.
It will also be used for training medical students.
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