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Medical apartheid: the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present

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The first full history of Black America's shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. No one concerned with issues of public health and racial justice can afford not to read this masterful book that will stir up both controversy and long-needed debate.From the era of slavery to the present day, starting with the earliest encounters between Black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, Medical Apartheid details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge—a tradition that continues today within some black populations.It reveals how Blacks have historically been prey to grave-robbing as well as unauthorized autopsies and dissections. Moving into the twentieth century, it shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify experimental exploitation and shoddy medical treatment of Blacks. Shocking new details about the government's notorious Tuskegee experiment are revealed, as are similar, less-well-known medical atrocities conducted by the government, the armed forces, prisons, and private institutions. The product of years of prodigious research into medical journals and experimental reports long undisturbed, Medical Apartheid reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and makes possible, for the first time, an understanding of the roots of the African American health deficit. At last, it provides the fullest possible context for comprehending the behavioral fallout that has caused Black Americans to view researchers—and indeed the whole medical establishment—with such deep distrust.
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The product of years of prodigious research into medical journals and experimental reports long undisturbed, Medical Apartheid reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and makes possible, for the first time, an understanding of the roots of the African American health deficit. At last, it provides the fullest possible context for comprehending the behavioral fallout that has caused Black Americans to view researchers—and indeed the whole medical establishment—with such deep distrust.
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Medical care -- History
Human experimentation in medicine -- United States -- History
title_displayMedical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present
title_fullMedical Apartheid The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present / Harriet A. Washington
Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present [electronic resource] / Harriet A. Washington
title_shortMedical apartheid
title_subthe dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
African Americans
Biography & Autobiography
History
Human experimentation in medicine
Medical care
Nonfiction