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Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor’s Search for the Perfect Match

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Hardcover, 261 pages, Amistad

The effect of disparity on kidney transplant

In Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor’s Search for the Perfect Match, Dr. Vanessa Grubbs describes her personal journey from a primary care physician never really interested in nephrology to meeting and falling in love with a man on dialysis, to volunteering as a kidney donor, and finally, to deciding to specialize in nephrology. During this journey, she recognized the implicit racism that continues to exist in the medical community, where assumptions are made on the basis of preconceived ideas regarding ability to pay for medications,

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