Past Event

Roger Turner - Can Medical Instruments Be Racist?

January 27, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Event Description

Did you know that spirometers assume a 10–15% smaller lung capacity for Black patients? How did this happen? This event explores how seemingly neutral medical instruments like spirometers and pulse oximeters can amplify racial disparities and how we might make these instruments—and the social systems that use them—better serve all the people they measure.

Event Speaker

Roger Turner, Research Curator at the Science History Institute

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage or email [email protected]