Essay on The Topic Of Human Variation And Diversity

726 Words Sep 24th, 2016 3 Pages
Article 2
Keyword- Diversity- citation
1. Summary- This article provided information about how dated our medical text books are about the topic of human variation/ diversity. Many medical textbooks still only go by the term “race” as the only human variation there is like for example Caucasians, or African Americans, rather than ancestry. The article also addressed how medical students would benefit from learning about human variation, because it can help them with medical diagnoses. Another aspect the paper talked about is how much diversity is actually in the world. Therefore, humans have adapted to different environments from moving to different geographical regions, and having different patterns of distribution. This article was written to show the importance of human variation and the medical relevance that is needed and the importance for medical practitioners and researchers.
2. Why Selected?- I selected this article for the discussion of diversity/human variation. This paper, in my opinion, talked about diversity as a topic that needs to be understood by medical practitioners and researchers. Also, I selected this article to show how much we have learned about diversity from many years ago till today. This paper addresses the need to update our information from a medical standpoint to better address the modern population. I also selected this article because it was supposed to address diversity and through ancestral history, but the article did not go into great…

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