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"Medical Apartheid" - FPF-fwd. Harriet Washington
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FPF-fwd. Harriet Washington
"Medical Apartheid"
Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:23

Most of us will know about Nazi Dr. Mengele and his medical experiments on prisoners, but the now published book "Medical Apartheid" shows very well documented that there have been and most certainly are hundreds if not thousands of 'Mengeles' active in the United States and in many other countries around the world.

All seeem to be torturers who have forgotten their oath of Hippocrates when they swear "to help people and above all do no harm..."

Quote: “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation, abuse and neglect of African Americans.

The book reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and the roots of the African American health deficit. It begins with the earliest encounters of blacks and the medical establishment during slavery, looks at how eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify medical experiments conducted by the government and the military - and offers new details about the infamous Tuskegee Experiments that began in the 1930’s.

“Medical Apartheid” also examines less well-known abuses and looks at unethical practices and mistreatment of blacks that are still taking place in the medical establishment today.

With us now is the Author of the book - Harriet Washington. She is a medical writer and editor - and a visiting Scholar at DePaul University School of Law.

*Harriet Washington is a medical writer and editor. She is a visiting Scholar at DePaul University School of Law. Previously she was a Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School and at Stanford University. She is the author of the new book, “Medical Apartheid.”

Have a look and read more:

Video and transcript at DemocracyNow - Url.: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/19/1432231

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