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PART 1. A Troubling Tradition. Chapter 1 SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT: Medical Exploitation on the Plantation. Chapter 2 PROFITABLE WONDERS: Antebellum. Harriet A. Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Exper- imentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, New York: engaging narrative, Harriet A. Washington forcefully argues that diverse forms of racial. PDF | 30+ minutes read | On Oct 1, , Joshua Miller and others published Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation.
In an engaging narrative, Harriet A. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link. View access options below. The most notorious case here may be the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, in which about syphilitic men were left untreated by the U. Virtuous and Wise: Forgot password?
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Your password has been changed. In some episodes, the exploitation is not specifically of African Americans, but more generally of the socially and economically disadvantaged.
However, black victims may not take much comfort from this distinction. When a clinical researcher sets out on a course of experimentation, he or she must weigh the costs and benefits.
The result of this calculation is predictable when the researcher places no value on the cost to the study subjects. The culture of slavery relies on the belief that the slaves are inferior beings, so it is no surprise that medical doctors cheaply traded the welfare of black subjects for the possibility of medical progress.
Antebellum medical schools competed for students by advertising their access to African American patients. Nevertheless, half of the articles in the Southern Medical and Surgical Journal dealt with experiments performed on African Americans.
Beginning in , Dr. Francois Marie Prevost performed 30 of 37 experimental cesarean sections on slaves.
In , Dr. The exploitation of African Americans in clinical research may be behind us, but the ethical challenge survives in the African countries from which the original slaves were recruited. The book consists of 15 chapters: What Really Happened at Tuskegee?