An Eritrean man living in Sweden has won a £15,000 lawsuit against a medical tribunal that turned his skin white. Tests taken after Tekeste Kahsay was injured at a sawmill showed he had a potentially fatal liver disease. Pills prescribed for the disease worked wonders on the liver, but altered Kahsay’s pigmentation. “I disappeared,” he said. “I was a black man inside and a white man outside.” Shunning by his community ensued. In an odd sidebar, the doctor who treated him has vacated his practice due to severe psychological problems. (ananova.com)
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