Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

If you have not had the opportunity to see this I would highly encourage you to listen to it now.
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

“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.



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