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CMAJ Photograph OgunyemiBoluwaji Ogunyemi is a Dermatology Resident Physician in Vancouver, BC, and a freelance writer for the Huffington Post, Ubyssey Newspaper, and the Online Journal for Community and Person-centered Dermatology

 

Few topics evoke as much controversy and emotion as that of race.

Though much has been said about differences in the physiology of minority groups seen as “other”, there exists no clear consensus of the meaning and utility of these findings.

Through much of the 19th and early 20th centuries, medical experiments were performed on vulnerable populations including the infamous Tuskegee University-affiliated investigation concerning “Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male” and those carried out by the Third Reich.

     It is, in fact, a physician whom we can credit - or blame - with being the first to use the term “race.” In his 1684 novel ...continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Shannon Humphrey, medical and cosmetic dermatologist in Vancouver, and assistant professor and director of CME in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia.

Acne can adversely affect quality of life and may lead to emotional distress and permanent scarring. This evidence-based guideline (open access) was developed to facilitate efficient diagnosis and effective treatment of acne vulgaris in the Canadian population. With early diagnosis, treatment of active lesions and prevention of adverse sequelae, the health of many Canadians with acne may be improved.

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