The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Harriet A. Washington
Explore the shocking mistreatment of African Americans as medical experimental subjects throughout history with this eye-opening book. From the era of slavery to present day, Medical Apartheid details the racist pseudoscience that has led to experiments conducted without patients' knowledge, as well as unauthorized autopsies and dissections. Discover how this exploitation stems from the view that black Americans are biologically inferior, oversexed, and unfit for adult responsibilities, and gain a new understanding of the roots of the African American health deficit. A masterful book that offers much-needed debate and controversy.