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Author Harriet Washington is Minority Health Month Speaker


Award-winning author Harriet A. Washington will discuss medical issues presented in her book, "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present," at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Washington's book is described as a comprehensive history of medical experimentation, abuse and neglect of African Americans that reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and the roots of the African American health deficit. For more information about the book, click here.

Washington's appearance is part of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine's celebration of Minority Health Month. The talk is sponsored by the OU-COM Office of Student Affairs.

For more information about Washington's visit, contact Alicia Boards at 740-593-2465 or boards@oucom.ohiou.edu.