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ACRES OF SKIN (HUMAN EXPERIMENTS AT HOLMESBURG PRISON)
Título:
ACRES OF SKIN (HUMAN EXPERIMENTS AT HOLMESBURG PRISON)
Subtítulo:
Autor:
HORNBLUM, ALLEN M.
Ficha técnica
Editorial:
ROUTLEDGE
ISBN:
978-0-415-92336-1
Páginas:
297
Encuadernación:
Rústica - Plastificada
Disponibilidad:
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Relying on prisoners' firsthand reports, Hornblum has written a thorough account of the questionable medical experimentation carried out in Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison from the mid-1940s to 1974. Research on everything from cosmetics to chemical warfare agents was conducted there, often with minimal or no record- keeping. Such research raises serious ethical issues. Throughout, Hornblum asks whether prisoners can give informed consent, particularly when the potential consequences of the research are not fully explained. Although most of the book centers on Holmesburg, Hornblum does cite other prisons across the country where similar practices took place before they received widespread condemnation in the 1970s. What is shocking about this is that it did not happen in the distant past but in our own generation, with the doctors involved still in practice. Frighteningly, Hornblum reveals that at the Nuremberg trials Nazi doctors cited American prison practices as a defense for their nefarious medical experiments in the camps. -- Eric D. Albright, Duke Medical Center Library, Durham, NC