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Context Art: Medical Apartheid
Harriet A. Washington 


Please note that this video is available in German.
Harriet A. Washington, Medical Apartheid, The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, Anchor Books New York, 2006.

With the book Medical Apartheid, published in 2006 by African American journalist and medical ethicist Harriet A. Washington, we turn to a dark aspect of American history. The book features a scientific examination of the offenses committed by white medical professionals against people of African descent. 

In this video contribution, we talk about how deep this issue goes historically and how the African American population is still disadvantaged in many ways today in terms of medical care and life expectancy. It also references one of Doreen Garner’s works and takes an honest look at the American father of gynecology.”

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