Harriet A. Washington

Harriet A. Washington, the author of Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We “Catch” Mental Illness and Medical Apartheid, is a lecturer in bioethics at Columbia University.

The Pathogen of Hate 

It’s time we took a medical approach to dealing with a different epidemic

by Harriet A. Washington | Thursday, September 01, 2022

The Ethics of Consent

by Harriet A. Washington | Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Well Curve

Tropical diseases are undermining intellectual development in countries with poor health care—and they’re coming here next

by Harriet A. Washington | Monday, September 07, 2015

Taking Shots

A powerful plea for vaccination

by Harriet A. Washington | Monday, September 08, 2014

Flacking for Big Pharma

Drugmakers don’t just compromise doctors; they also undermine top medical journals and skew medical research

by Harriet A. Washington | Friday, June 03, 2011