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AMA apologizes to black doctors for past racism

 |  By HealthLeaders Media Staff  
   July 10, 2008

The American Medical Association has issued a formal apology for more than a century of discriminatory policies that excluded blacks. The apology stems from AMA initiatives to reduce racial disparities in medicine. Ronald Davis, the group's immediate past president, said he hopes the apology "will hasten healing between the AMA and our African-American physician colleagues so that we can create a better future for our patients, our communities and the medical profession."

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