Harriet A. Washington

Harriet A. Washington is a medical ethicist and Bennett Fellow at the University of Nevada’s Black Mountain Institute. Her latest book, Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We “Catch” Mental Illness, will be published in October.

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