Lundy Braun

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Is it good medical practice for physicians to " eyeball " a patient's race when assessing their medical status or even to ask them to identify their race? This question was captured in a 2005 episode of " House M.D., " Fox television's medical drama. In the episode, a black patient with heart disease refuses a hospital physician's prescription for what is(More)
Much of the recent debate over race, genetics, and health has focused on the extent to which typological notions of race have biological meaning. Less attention, however, has been paid to the assumptions about the nature of "populations" that both inform contemporary biological and medical research and that underlie the concept of race. Focusing(More)
Spirometry is the most common lung function test and represents the cornerstone diagnostic and management tool for individuals with chronic respiratory diseases. Variability and changing temporal trends in lung function measurements, however, have contributed to the problem of standardizing spirometry, especially with regard to 'race correction'. This(More)
Is it good medical practice for physicians to " eyeball " a patient's race when assessing their medical status or even to ask them to identify their race? This question was captured in a 2005 episode of " House M.D., " Fox television's medical drama. In the episode, a black patient with heart disease refuses a hospital physician's prescription for what is(More)
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