Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science (eBook, 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

Author: Allen M Hornblum
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1998, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hornblum, Allen M.
Acres of skin.
New York : Routledge, 1998, ©1999
(DLC) 98043691
(OCoLC)40397583
Named Person: Albert M Kligman; Albert M Kligman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen M Hornblum
ISBN: 9781134001651 1134001657 9780203903957 0203903951 9781134001606 1134001606 9781134001644 1134001649
OCLC Number: 810276077
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: "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).
Responsibility: Allen M. Hornblum.
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