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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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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • 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.

"[Washington] has unearthed a shocking amount of information and shaped it into a riviting, carefully documented book." —New York Times
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...
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"[Washington] has unearthed a shocking amount of information and shaped it into a riviting, carefully documented book." —New York Times
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...
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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
Medical care
Nonfiction