Public Radio Program Features Discussion on Medical Experiments Involving Blacks
NPR's "Talk of the Nation" on Friday in the second hour of the program discusses medical experiments involving blacks and whether attitudes regarding past experiments "influence the health care that black Americans get today or the choices that they make when dealing with medical professionals." In addition, guests on the program will discuss a "bioethics quilt" project that aims to "heal old wounds" about medical experiments and a recent study that examined differences in life expectancy for blacks and whites. Scheduled guests include Harriet Washington, a visiting scholar at the DePaul University College of Law and author of "Medical Apartheid"; Muhjah Shakir, an assistant professor of occupational therapy and a senior scholar at the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University; and Sam Harper, a research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at McGill University ("Talk of the Nation," NPR, 3/23).
Audio and a transcript of the will be available online Friday evening.