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Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison

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Uncovering yet another dark episode in American medical history, this disturbing account tells the story of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison where, for more than 20 years, inmates were used, in exchange for a few dollars, as guinea pigs in a host of medical experiments. of photos.

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In this expose, Allen M. Hornblum tells the story of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison. From the early 1950s through the mid-1970s, Holmesburg's inmates were used, in exchange for a few dollars, as guinea pigs in a host of medical experiments. Based on in-depth interviews with dozens of prisoners as well as the doctors and prison officials who, respectively, performed and permitted these experimental tests, Hornblum paints a disturbing portrait of abuse, moral indifference, and greed. Central to this account are the millions of dollars many of America's leading drug and consumer goods companies made available for the eager doctors seeking fame and fortune through their medical experiments. Many of these doctors established their illustrious careers on the backs of the inmates who served as the ideal test subjects - isolated, cheap, and locked behind bars.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415919906
Author:
Hornblum, Allen M.
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Hornblum Allen
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Medical care
Subject:
Convict labor
Subject:
Holmesburg Prison
Subject:
Dermatology -- Research -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject:
Human experimentation in medicine
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
297
Dimensions:
9.00x6.40x1.17 in. 1.58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this expose, Allen M. Hornblum tells the story of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison. From the early 1950s through the mid-1970s, Holmesburg's inmates were used, in exchange for a few dollars, as guinea pigs in a host of medical experiments. Based on in-depth interviews with dozens of prisoners as well as the doctors and prison officials who, respectively, performed and permitted these experimental tests, Hornblum paints a disturbing portrait of abuse, moral indifference, and greed. Central to this account are the millions of dollars many of America's leading drug and consumer goods companies made available for the eager doctors seeking fame and fortune through their medical experiments. Many of these doctors established their illustrious careers on the backs of the inmates who served as the ideal test subjects - isolated, cheap, and locked behind bars.
"Synopsis" by , 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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