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Harriet A. Washington
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Harriet A. Washington is the author of Medical Apartheid, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the 2007 PEN Oakland Award, and the 2007 American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award. She has been a fellow in medical ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and the recipient of a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University.

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Deadly Monopolies
The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself--And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.95

From the award-winning author of Medical Apartheid, an exposé of the rush to own and exploit the raw materials of life—including yours.

Think your body is your own to control and dispose of as you wish? Think again. The United States Patent Office has granted at least 40,000 patents on genes controlling... Read more >
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Deadly Monopolies
The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself--And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future.
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Living Healthy with Hepatitis C
Natural and Conventional Approaches to Recover Your Quality of Life
Written by Harriet A. Washington
Foreword by Dr. Stephen J. Bock


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $7.99

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Living Healthy with Hepatitis C
Natural and Conventional Approaches to Recover Your Quality of Life
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: November 7, 2000
Price: $7.99

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Medical Apartheid
The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $17.00

Winner, 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award
Pen Oakland-Josephine Miles 17th Annual National Literary Award
Honor Book, Black Caucus of The American Library Association
2007 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award

Medical Apartheid
is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western... Read more >
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Medical Apartheid
The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $14.99

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