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Medical apartheid the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present by Harriet A. Washington

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Published by Harlem Moon in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Human experimentation in medicine -- United States -- History.,
  • African Americans -- Medical care -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [465]-484) and index.

StatementHarriet A. Washington.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsR853.H8 W37 2006b
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 501 p. :
Number of Pages501
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18506651M
ISBN 109780767915472
LC Control Number2008270898

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Harriet Washington is the author of Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself and of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of the years Best Books by Publishers Weekly/5. “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” is a book that may shock and disturb the reader. A thorough and well researched work that supports each reported act of medical malpractice, abuse, and excess, as well as government acts of bio-terrorism against it’s own /5(). Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted.   Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted /5(29).

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