Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science (Libro, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science

Autore: Allen M Hornblum
Pubblicazione: New York : Routledge, [1999] 1998
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : IngleseVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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At a time of increased interest and renewed shock over the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, Acres of Skin sheds light on yet another dark episode of American medical history. In this disturbing expose, Allen M. Hornblum tells the story of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison.
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Persona nominata: Albert M Kligman; Albert M Kligman
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Allen M Hornblum
ISBN: 0415923360 9780415923361
Numero OCLC: 40397583
Descrizione: xxii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contenuti: "The money was good and the money was easy" (Inmates recall life and experiments at Holmesburg Prison) --
"It was like a farmer seeing a fertile field" (Dr. Albert M. Kligman enters Holmesburg) --
"They're dropping like flies out here" (History of U.S. prisoner experimentation) --
"The walls seemed to be breathing" (The army tests chemical warfare agents) --
"I am not part of the program" (Radioactive isotopes are introduced) --
"Danger! This material is extremely toxic" (The dioxin experiments) --
"Where are we going to do these things now?" (The slow demise of inmate experimentation) --
"Retin-A®'s birthplace was at Holmesburg Prison" (The discovery of Retin-A®) --
"A conspiracy of silence" (Conclusion).
Responsabilità: Allen M. Hornblum.

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Based on experiments on inmates in Philadelphia's Holmsburg Prison in the 1950s-1970s, this book raises provocative questions about human rights, prison treatment and medical and research ethics.  Per saperne di più…

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