Medical Apartheid

The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Harriet A. Washington
Friday, July 6, 2007
Type: 
peer-reviewed book

Medical Apartheid traces the convoluted history of medical experimentation on Black Americans in the United States since the middle of the eighteenth century. Harriet Washington argues that "diverse forms of racial discrimination have shaped both the relationship between white physicians and black patients and the attitude of the latter towards modern medicine in general".