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Bitter Roots The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

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ISBN-10: 022608602X

ISBN-13: 9780226086026

Edition: 2013

Authors: Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

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For over a century, plant specialists worldwide have sought to transform healing plants in African countries into pharmaceuticals. And for equally as long, conflicts over these medicinal plants have endured, from stolen recipes and toxic tonics to unfulfilled promises of laboratory equipment and usurped personal patents. In Bitter Roots, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare draws on publicly available records and extensive interviews with scientists and healers in Ghana, Madagascar, and South Africa to interpret how African scientists and healers, rural communities, and drug companies—including Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Unilever—have sought since the 1880s to develop drugs from Africa’s medicinal…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English