Adewole Adamson was a medical student at Harvard University when his brother-in-law, Georgia dermatologist Keith Wright, told him about the true legacy of Albert Kligman, a renowned American dermatologist known for developing Retin-A, a popular and effective acne medication.

From the 1950s to the 1970s, while a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, Kligman, whose name graces honors throughout the field of dermatology, conducted his groundbreaking research primarily on local Black inmates. And he never reconsidered the rightness of his practices: In the 2000s, he was still expressing regret that his work had stopped.

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