Harriet A. Washington
Washington at the 2015 Texas Book Festival
|Born||Fort Dix, New Jersey|
Washington was Health and Science editor of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. In 1990, she was awarded the New Horizons Traveling Fellowship by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. She subsequently worked as a Page One editor at USA Today newspaper, before winning a fellowship from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 1997, she won a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University, and in 2002 was named a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School.
In 2007, Washington's third book, Medical Apartheid won the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. The book has been described as "the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans."
- Harriet Washington on Medical Exploitation in Africa, Part 1 (2014-08-10) and Part 2 (2014-08-11), The Real News Network
- "Deadly Monopolies": Harriet Washington on How Firms are Taking Over Life Itself (2011-10-31), Democracy Now!
- Why Africa Fears Western Medicine, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/31/opinion/31washington.html?_r=0
- Prudence and the Pill: Testing Thalidomide in the Global South http://www.biopoliticaltimes.org/article.php?id=5504
- Flacking for Big Pharma http://theamericanscholar.org/flacking-for-big-pharma/#.U-jWHEi1naQ