Virtual book club - Medical Apartheid

Posted by Sandra Borden for Study of Ethics in Society

The Center for the Study of Ethics in Society is hosting a book club on journalist Harriet A Washington’s award-winning Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.

This book is the best comprehensive account of the mistreatment of Black Americans by the medical establishment. It examines multiple examples of exploitation and mistreatment, in addition to the well-known Tuskegee Syphilis Study. It will be of interest to anyone interested in medicine, sociology, history, race studies or bioethics.

Tyler Gibb, co-chief of the Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities & Law at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, will be leading the discussions. Register to receive the link.

First 11 sign-ups receive a free book, courtesy of series partner Humanities for Everybody.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 03 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Wednesday, Nov. 17 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Hybrid offering virtually on Webex and in-person at Jenson Fireplace Lounge at the WMed UpJohn Building
300 Portage Street
Kalamazoo MI 49007 US
Contact: Sandra L Borden
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