Harriet A. Washington

Harriet A. Washington is a science writer, editor, and ethicist. Her latest book is A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind.

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