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Community Reads

Community Reads are partnerships between Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Office of Health Equity. Diversity & Inclusion (UHealth OHEDI).

Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent & Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

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University of Utah Land Acknowledgement

 

SCHEDULE - Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT, Sept 14, 2021 - Oct 26, 2021

 

DATE/TIME CHAPTERS FACILITATORS
September 14th (35 pgs)

Carte Blanche - Preface - Informed Consent in the Time of Infection - pgs. 8-23

Carte Blanche - Chapter One - Exigencies of War- pgs. 24-42

Paloma Cariello, MD, MPH

Meligha Garfield, MPA

September 21st (40 pgs)

Carte Blanche - Chapter Two - The Legacy of Nuremberg - pgs. 43-52

Carte Blanche - Chapter Three - False Blood - pgs. 53-80

Carte Blanche - Appendix - The Nuremberg Code - pgs. 161-162

Gretchen A. Case, PhD, MA

Erika George, JD, MA

September 28th (44 pgs)

Carte Blanche - Chapter Four - "The Other" - pgs. 81-99

Carte Blanche - Chapter Five -  Cold-Blooded Killer - pgs. 100-111

Carte Blanche - Chapter Six - Pushing "Special K" - pgs. 112-124

Gretchen A. Case, PhD, MA

Heather Tanana, JD, MPH (Diné)

October 5th (35 pgs)

Carte Blanche - Chapter Seven - Erasing Consent - pgs. 125-142

Carte Blanche - Conclusion - Reclaiming Choice - pgs. 143-157

Carte Blanche - Appendix - A Bestiary of Involition - pgs. 158-159

Teneille R. Brown, JD

Jose Morales Moreno, MD

October 12th - FALL BREAK

FALL BREAK - Catch up, consider reading ahead, or just take the week off and relax!

FALL BREAK

October 19th  (52 pgs)

Medical Apartheid - Introduction: The American Janus of medicine and race - pgs. 1-24    PROQUEST   EBSCOHOST     

Medical Apartheid - Chapter 10: Caged subjects: research on Black prisoners - pgs. 244-270    PROQUEST   EBSCOHOST

Steven A. Bell, PhD, TRS, CTRS

Valerie Flattes, PhD, APRN, MS, ANP-BC

October 26th (48 pgs)

Medical Apartheid - Chapter 11: The children's crusade: research targets young African Americans - pgs. 271-298   PROQUEST   EBSCOHOST

Medical Apartheid - Epilogue - Medical research with blacks today - pgs. 385-404  PROQUEST    EBSCOHOST

Hannah S. Allen, BA, MFA

James (Jim) Tabery, PhD

Co-Sponsored by: Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL), Office of Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (UHealth OHEDI), Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities (CHeEtAH), The Black Cultural Center (BCC), and The Tanner Humanities Center.

The Books

Virtual Presentations by Author, Harriet A. Washington, MA (Columbia)

Three Virtual Presentations - October 7 & 8, 2021 by:

Harriet A. Washington, MA (Columbia)
2021 Max & Sara Cowan Memorial Lecturer & Priscilla M. Mayden Endowed Lecturer

 

RECORDING AVAILABLE

  • Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm MDT - 'A Hideous Monster of the Mind': Medical Mythology and the Construction of 'Blackness', Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Recording is available through 11/6/2021 to current University of Utah faculty, staff and students using their UNID/PWD.   Recording expires on 11/7/2021 and requires a current UofU UNID/PWD with access to UBOX.

 

NO RECORDING AVAILABLE

  • Thursday, October 7, 2021, 5:30-7:00 pm MDT - "Don't Let the Lion tell the Giraffe's Story": How the Curation of History Hobbles Medical Ethics, Zoom. Evening Ethics Discussion.  No recording available.
  • Friday, October 8, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm MDT - "Medical Apartheid and Beautiful Lies": Repeating the Past and Breaking the Cycle", Zoom.  Cowan Memorial Public Lecture and Priscilla M. Mayden Endowed Lecture.   No recording available.

 

Co-Sponsors:  The Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities (CHeEtAH), Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL), J. Willard Marriott Library; Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI); School of Medicine Office of Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (SOM OHEDI) and The Tanner Humanities Center.

About the Author

Harriet A. Washington, MA (Columbia)                       

Harriet A. Washington, MA (Columbia) is the 2021 Cowan Memorial Lecturer and 2021 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecturer at the University of Utah. She is a prolific science writer, editor and ethicist who is the author of the seminal Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award and five other well-received books, including A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and its Assault on the American Mind as well as Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Informed Consent in Medical Research, published in 2021 by Columbia Global Reports. Ms. Washington is a Writing Fellow in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, has been the 2015-2016 Miriam Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada's Black Mountain Institute. She has also been a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University. She has held fellowships at Stanford University and teaches bioethics at Columbia University, where she delivered the 2020 commencement speech to Columbia’s School of Public Health graduates and won Columbia’s 2020 Mailman School of Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Award, as well as its 2020-21 Kenneth and Mamie Clark Distinguished Lecture Award. Washington has written widely for popular publications and has been published in referenced books and journals such as Nature, JAMA, The American Journal of Public Health, The New England Journal of Medicine, the Harvard Public Health Review, Isis, and The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. She has been Editor of the Harvard Journal of Minority Public Health, a guest Editor of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics and served as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Association of Bioethics and the Humanities. Ms. Washington has also worked as a classical music announcer for public radio and curates a medical film series.

About the Facilitators

Hannah S. Allen, BA, MFA, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Philosophy and Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER), University of Utah. BioSketch.


Steven A. Bell, PhD, TRS, CTRS, Associate Professor (Lecturer), Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies, College of Health, University of Utah.  BioSketch.


Teneille R. Brown, JD, Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, and Adjunct Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, University of Utah.  BioSketch.


Paloma Cariello, MD, MPH, Associate Professor (Clinical), Infectious Disease and Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, University of Utah.  BioSketch.


Gretchen A. Case, PhD, MA, Director, Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities (CHeEtAH) and Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, University of Utah.  BioSketch.


Valerie Flattes, PhD, APRN, MS, ANP-BC, Associate Professor (Clinical); Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Specialty Track Director, Adult/Gerontology PCDNP Program, College of Nursing, University of Utah.  BioSketch.


Meligha Garfield, MPA, Director, Black Cultural Center, University of Utah. BioSketch.


Erika George, JD, MA, Director, Tanner Humanities Center, and Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law, S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah.  BioSketch.


José Morales Moreno, MD,  Assistant Professor (Clinical), Division of General Pediatrics, Department of General Pediatrics, Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, University of Utah.  BioSketch.


James (Jim) Tabery, PhD, Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, University of Utah. BioSketch.


Heather Tanana, JD, MPH, (Diné), Assistant Professor (Research) & Wallace Stegner Center Fellow, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah.  BioSketch.


Book Reviews

Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent

Book Review: Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent.  Kirkus Reviews. 1/1/2021, Vol. 89 Issue 1, 1p.  

Book World: A bioethicist's warning about informed consent. (Tucker, Karen Iris) Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021.  

   

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

Harriet A. Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation On Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. (Mills, Malcolm) The Journal of African American History, vol. 94, no. 1, winter 2009, pp. 101+.

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. (Spigner, Clarence) Journal of the National Medical Association, 2007 Sep; 99(9): 1074–1075.

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. (Markus, David) Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, vol. 14, summer 2008, pp. 85+.

Interviews, Readings, and Presentations

Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent

Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent - Discussion with Harriet A. Washington at Columbia University (Host: Dr. Frances Onyimba) | 45:21 VIDEO | March 25, 2021 | Columbia University.

Medical Consent and the Vulnerable - Discussion: Harriet A. Washington, Author and Medical Ethicist; Nicholas LeMann, Director, Columbia Global Reports; Jelani Cobb, Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism; and Olajide A. Williams, Professor and Chief of Staff, Neurology, Columbia University | 58:50  VIDEO | March 19, 2021 | Columbia Global Reports, Columbia University.

 

Medical Apartheid:  The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

Medical Apartheid Goes Viral: How Infection Catalyzes Bioethical Erosion with Harriet Washington |  1:29:12  VIDEO |  February 8, 2021  | Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics.

What You Need to Know about Medical Racism - An Interview with Harriet A. Washington | 38:44  PODCAST |  December 24, 2020 |  Black History Year - PushBlack.

Harriet Washington, "Medical Apartheid" author interview |  16:15  VIDEO |  September 9, 2019 | Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Harriet A. Washington: Discussing Medical Experimentation on Black Americans |  1:25:05  VIDEO | March 7, 2017 |  Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

Related LibGuides

EHSL Subject-Based LibGuides

Antiracist Resource Guide

 

EHSL Community Read LibGuides

Black Man in a White Coat

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Articles Written by Harriet A. Washington

Washington HA. The Ethics of Consent. American Scholar. 2020;89(4):12-13. September 30, 2020.

Washington HA. How environmental racism is fueling the coronavirus pandemic. Nature. 5/19/2020.

Washington HA. Statues that perpetuate lies should not stand. Nature. 9/21/17.

Washington, HA. SYMPOSIUM ARTICLE: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN INFORMED CONSENT: Limning the Semantic Frontier of Informed Consent. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Fall2016, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p381-393. 13p. 1 Chart.

Washington, HA. The Well Curve: Tropical diseases are undermining intellectual development in countries with poor health care--and they're coming here next. The American Scholar, vol. 84, no. 4, Autumn 2015, pp. 18+.

Washington, HA. Bad Medicine. New Scientist. 1/21/2012, Vol. 213 Issue 2848, p24-25.

Washington, HA. Flacking for Big Pharma. The American Scholar. 6/3/2011.

Baker, RB, Washington, HA, et al. African American Physicians and Organized Medicine, 1846-1968 Origins of a Racial Divide. JAMA. 7/16/2008.

Selected Bibliography - Books available at Libraries at the University of Utah