The Resource Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present, Harriet A. Washington

Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present, Harriet A. Washington

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Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present
Title
Medical apartheid
Title remainder
the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present
Statement of responsibility
Harriet A. Washington
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Language
eng
Summary
The first comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between Africans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the way both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without a hint of informed consent--a tradition that continues today within some black populations. It shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify experimental exploitation and shoddy medical treatment of blacks, and a view that they were biologically inferior, oversexed, and unfit for adult responsibilities. New details about the government's Tuskegee experiment are revealed, as are similar, less well-known medical atrocities conducted by the government, the armed forces, and private institutions. This book 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.--From publisher description
Awards note
Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award Winners, 2007.
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Washington, Harriet A
Dewey number
  • 619.98
  • 174.29
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
R853.H8
LC item number
W37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • United States
Label
Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present, Harriet A. Washington
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-484) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction: The American janus of medicine and race -- pt. 1. A troubling tradition. -- Southern discomfort: medical exploitation on the plantation -- Profitable wonders: antebellum medical experimentation with slaves and freedmen -- Circus Africanus: the popular display of Black bodies -- The surgical theater: Black bodies in the antebellum clinic -- The restless dead: anatomical dissection and display -- Diagnosis: freedom: the Civil War, Emancipation, and Fin de Siècle medical research -- "A notoriously syphilis-soaked race": what really happened at Tuskegee? -- pt. 2. The usual subjects. -- The black stork: the eugenic control of African American reproduction -- Nuclear winter: radiation experiments on African Americans -- Caged subjects: research on Black prisoners -- The children's crusade: research targets young African Americans -- pt. 3. Race, technology, and medicine. -- Genetic perdition: the rise of molecular bias -- Infection and inequity: illness as crime -- The machine age: African American martyrs to surgical technology -- Aberrant wars: American bioterrorism targets Blacks -- Epilogue: Medical research with blacks today
Control code
ocm61131882
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 501 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780767915472
Lccn
2005051873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present, Harriet A. Washington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The American janus of medicine and race -- pt. 1. A troubling tradition. -- Southern discomfort: medical exploitation on the plantation -- Profitable wonders: antebellum medical experimentation with slaves and freedmen -- Circus Africanus: the popular display of Black bodies -- The surgical theater: Black bodies in the antebellum clinic -- The restless dead: anatomical dissection and display -- Diagnosis: freedom: the Civil War, Emancipation, and Fin de Siècle medical research -- "A notoriously syphilis-soaked race": what really happened at Tuskegee? -- pt. 2. The usual subjects. -- The black stork: the eugenic control of African American reproduction -- Nuclear winter: radiation experiments on African Americans -- Caged subjects: research on Black prisoners -- The children's crusade: research targets young African Americans -- pt. 3. Race, technology, and medicine. -- Genetic perdition: the rise of molecular bias -- Infection and inequity: illness as crime -- The machine age: African American martyrs to surgical technology -- Aberrant wars: American bioterrorism targets Blacks -- Epilogue: Medical research with blacks today
Control code
ocm61131882
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 501 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780767915472
Lccn
2005051873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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