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

Harriet A. Washington
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8 Jan 2008
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner (Nonfiction)
PEN/Oakland Award Winner
BCALA Nonfiction Award Winner
Gustavus Meyers Award Winner

From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment.

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 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, and the view that they were biologically inferior, oversexed, and unfit for adult responsibilities. 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. No one concerned with issues of public health and racial justice can afford not to read Medical Apartheid, a masterful book that will stir up both controversy and long-needed debate.

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  • Paperback: 501 pages
  • Publisher: Harlem Moon; Reprint edition (8 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076791547X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767915472
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing painful factual historical text 26 Dec 2009
I first heard about this book from reknown author Dr Joy Degruy Leary. The book was used for reference to her book "Post traumatic Slavery".
It is riveting reading and very painful to read the truth about the Afrikan Holocaust, and what is being hidden from world history.
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By gerry
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This Book is not for the faint-heart it exposes Americas Dark hidden Secrets.Harriet Washington reveals the racial discrimination and the mentality of some of those who used their power and position to manipulate and experiment on some Black group of people in America. I had gone to New York where I decided to go to Harlem to visit Museums,Bookshops, basically places of history and Education. It was when a man I met in a bookshop introduced me to this book I couldn't get a copy, after returning to the UK I managed order one on Amazon. Since then I have also managed to acquire a copy of a documentary version of this book with those that were experimented on giving interviews of what took place then. We have heard and read of some of the atrocities that Hitler committed by writers from America and the UK and indeed the world. What I have deducted so far from this book is that it is convenient for some writers not to discuss atrocities committed through blatant illegal experiments, it becomes very clear that some information are worthwhile written about than others.More of this sort need to be written to expose the hypocrisy of this world. I dread to think that such experiments are still taking place in this day and age. Food for thought. I recommend this book big time, an eye opener
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5.0 out of 5 stars A shocking revelation 27 Jan 2008
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This well researched book is full of shocking evidence of institutional racism fired by various myth which the racist scientists have chosen to belief instead of fact. The troubling aspect of the scientific racist is that they have all become paid assasins under the payroll of the US government all working hard to exterminate the black race - no fiction here true story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars must read 23 Jan 2014
By h
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Top quality book it really breaks down how the medical system works on blacks and how we are experimented on
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