Harriet Washington

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness

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


Harriet A. Washington, author of A Terrible Thing to Waste and many others, has been a research fellow or scholar at the University of Nevada’s Black Mountain Institute, Harvard Medical School, Tuskegee University, and DePaul University College of Law. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious Madness, and Medical Apartheid, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award.