Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Harriet Washington's 'Medical Apartheid' book

Haven't read it yet, but the NPR interview suggests that Washington's take on the historical mistreatments of blacks by white doctors goes well beyond Tuskegee (but of course, includes it) to illuminate the legacy of the sort of racist cruelty that makes blacks suspicious of white doctors even now.

Washington also expresses the importance of African Americans participating in research today, and ends on a bit of an upturn that I didn't really expect. Good for her.

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