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Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

This book is about Harriet A. Washington
"Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present" unravels the harrowing narrative of exploitation and racism within the medical field as chronicled by Harriet A. Washington. This National Book Critics Circle Award winner dives deep into the history from the era of slavery to modern times, exposing the unethical use of Black Americans in medical experiments without their consent. Through meticulous research into long-neglected medical journals and reports, Washington illuminates the dark practices of grave-robbing, unauthorized autopsies, and the abuse of pseudoscience such as eugenics to justify inhumane treatment. The book not only details notorious cases like the Tuskegee experiment but also brings to light lesser-known atrocities. A must-read for those in adult education, "Medical Apartheid" offers a comprehensive context for understanding racial injustices in healthcare and fosters a critical examination of the deep-seated mistrust towards the medical establishment among Black communities. This book is pivotal for anyone dedicated to the cause of health equity and racial justice.
Published by Vintage on January 8, 2008
528 pages
ISBN: 9780767915472
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