Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison ; a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science. (Book, 1999) [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.

Author: Allen M Hornblum
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen M Hornblum
ISBN: 0415923360 9780415923361
OCLC Number: 40980996
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm

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"Hornblum delineates the contours of the injustice in fine detail. . . In recent years historians of science and medicine have turned their attention to the paradox of American research practices Read more...

 
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