Medical Apartheid: The History of Experimentation on Black Americans

Harriet Washington

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 at 7:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Harriet Washington is a medical ethicist and author of the best-selling book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. She has been a fellow in ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University. Her latest book, Infectious Madness, looks at the connection between germs and mental illness. An award-winning medical writer and editor, Washington has worked for USA Today, been a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, and written for such academic forums as The New England Journal of Medicine. National Affairs Series

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  • Bioethics Program
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Genetics and Genomics Program
  • Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology
  • History
  • LAS Miller Lecture Fund
  • MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment
  • National Affairs
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Toxicology Program
  • University Library
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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