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Author Hornblum, Allen M.

Title Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science / Allen M. Hornblum
Published New York : Routledge, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. The subjects, the doctors, and the experiments -- pt. 2. Twentieth-century American penal experimentation -- pt. 3. Cruel and unusual experiments -- pt. 4. The end of experimentation at Holmesburg
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-284) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Holmesburg Prison.
Convict labor -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Dermatology -- Research -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Prisoners -- Medical care -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203903951 (electronic bk.)
0585447373 (electronic bk.)
9780203903957 (electronic bk.)
9780585447377 (electronic bk.)