Meet Author Of Medical Apartheid

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The backgrounds of physicians heralded for outstanding contributions in the field of medicine should be closely scrutinized—particularly if those contributions were made during the 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s.

Chances are possible that their contributions came about as a result of experimentation on defenseless Black patients. Harriet Washington, medical ethicist and author of “Medical
Apartheid� has documented astounding abuse and violation of the medical rights of enslaved and unsuspecting Africans who were literally guinea pigs for ambitious and unscrupulous physicians.

At 2:P.M on Saturday, April 14th, the Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry located in the Dr. John Henrik Clarke House at 286 Convent Avenue in Harlem, has invited Harriet Washington to discuss the impact that this experimentation has had upon health, education and well being of the descendants of enslaved Africans.

Washington invested years of research to validate her information and postulations. She is an award- winning medical writer and editor whose work focuses upon the intersection of medical ethics, biotechnology and the history of medicine.

Her research reveals that medical experimentation on Blacks continued well into the 20th century. Solomon Goodrich, BEPAA chairman remarked, “The stories of torture, cruelty and inhumane treatment of Black patients is a sordid period of America—medical history that must be exposed. This segment of history is missing from the current educational curriculum.�

Dr. Adelaide Sanford, recently retired vice chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, will introduce Washington who will be signing her book “Medical Apartheid". The public is invited.

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