Harriet A. Washington

Harriet A. Washington is an American author and medical ethicist known for her work on the intersection of health, ethics, and race. She is best recognized for her award-winning book 'Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present,' which explores the history of medical abuses against African Americans.


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  1. 1. Medical Apartheid

    This book is a comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans from the era of slavery to the present day. It investigates the racial disparities in healthcare and delves into the dark history of unethical and often deadly experiments conducted on black people in the United States. The author explores the roots of these practices, their implications, and the ongoing struggle for racial equality in the healthcare system.

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