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    • Medical Apartheid

    • The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
    • By: Harriet A. Washington
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
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    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 medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge - a tradition that continues today within some black populations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sobering... but necessary.

    • By Dr. Pepper on 10-27-16
    • The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
    • By: Harriet A. Washington
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 03-08-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 280 ratings

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Infectious Madness

    • The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness
    • By: Harriet A. Washington
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In Infectious Madness, Washington presents the new germ theory, which posits not only that many instances of Alzheimer's, OCD, and schizophrenia are caused by viruses, prions, and bacteria but also that with antibiotics, vaccinations, and other strategies, these cases can be easily prevented or treated.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • NOT Medical Apartheid

    • By RLM on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $29.65