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Author Hornblum, Allen M

Title Acres of Skin : Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison
Published London : Routledge, 1999


Description 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; The Nuremberg Code; Introduction; A Note on Sources; ̃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 experimentatioñRetin-A's Birthplace Was at Holmesburg Prison.̃ The discovery of Retin-A; ̃A Conspiracy of Silence.̃ Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-284) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Holmesburg Prison.
Holmesburg Prison
Holmesburg Prison.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Prisoners -- Medical care -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Convict labor -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Dermatology -- Research -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Human experimentation in medicine.
Human Experimentation
Convict labor.
Dermatology -- Research.
Human experimentation in medicine.
Prisoners -- Medical care.
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780203903957