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Hogness Symposium on Healthcare

Hogness Symposium on Healthcare

When:
November 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2017-11-14T15:00:00-08:00
2017-11-14T16:00:00-08:00
Where:
Hogness Auditorium in Health Sciences Building, A420
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195
USA
Contact:

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Harriet Washington is the author of the best-selling book, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. In her work, she focuses mainly upon bioethics, history of medicine, African American health issues and the intersection of medicine, ethics and culture.

Medical Apartheid, the first social history of medical research with African Americans, was chosen as one of Publishers’ Weekly Best Books of 2006. The book also won the National Book Critics Circle Nonfiction Award, a PEN award, 2007 Gustavus Myers Award, and Nonfiction Award of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. It has been praised in periodicals from the Washington Post and Newsweek to Psychiatric Services, the Economist, Social History of Medicine and the Times of London and it has been excerpted in the New York Academy of Sciences’ Update. Experts have praised its scholarship, accuracy and insights. Medical Apartheid is now the #1 best-seller in medical ethics on Amazon.

In her newest book, Infectious Madness, Washington looks at the connection between germs and mental illness. Infectious Madness was released in October 2015.

Read about “Infectious Madness” in the New York Times 



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