Books by Harriet A. Washington

HARRIET A. WASHINGTON has been a fellow in ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University. As a journalist and editor, she ha


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Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Conclusion: an unproven but undoubtedly provocative case. Expect dissent and discussion."
A pitch for infections as a major cause of mental illness, arguing for a paradigm shift from mainstream psychiatric doctrine. Read full book review >
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Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A gripping, revelatory account."
A searing look at the medical-industrial complex and its ability to patent genes and other biological products, resulting in an opportunistic and powerful pharmaceutical industry that often ignores the most pressing global-health issues in order to make a profit. Read full book review >
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Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Sweeping and powerful."
Medical ethicist and journalist Washington details the abusive medical practices to which African-Americans have been subjected. Read full book review >