What Doctors Should Ignore

What Doctors Should Ignore

Sickle Cell Anemia was first described in 1910 and was quickly labeled a “black” disease. At a time when many people were preoccupied with an imagined racial hierarchy, with whites on top, the disease was cited as evidence that people of African descent were inferior. But what of white people who presented with sickle cell anemia?

How Rap Revolutionary Prodigy, Dead At 42, Overcame The Pain Of Sickle Cell Anemia

How Rap Revolutionary Prodigy, Dead At 42, Overcame The Pain Of Sickle Cell Anemia

By the time the rapper Prodigy sang what would become the most famous lyric of his decades-long musical career — “I’m only 19, but my mind is old” — he had already suffered through greater physical pain than most people will experience in a lifetime.