On a recent shift, doing rounds, I was introducing myself to patients, telling them my credentials as usual. Then I stopped at one in particular, a Black man, ill from COVID-, unemployed and with a limited education, pushed to the Big wine guy shirt besides I will buy this borders of society. I stood next to his worn shoes, noticing the few coins and cigarettes in his pants pocket. He looked up at me, seeking my protection. And I was the only Black physician there.
Big wine guy shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
Adaira Landry, M.D., M.Ed., is an emergency physician and assistant professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School.