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Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison (Paperback)
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Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 12/04/1999
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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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415923361
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This admirably comprehensive story of the use of prisoners for medical research is embarrassingly painful to read... This encyclopedic, well-documented treatise....is a fascinating story
."
-"Journal of the American Medical Association
"Hornblum's book is awesome, revealing the sanctimonious venality of American medicine....Excellent! Highly recommended
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-"Choice
"Admirably comprehensive story of the use of prisoners for medical research...Acres of Skin" is the result of exhaustive scholarship...a comprehensive anthology of the use of prisoners for medical experimentation in other U.S. prisons and universities...This encylopedic, "well-documented treatise is a fascinating story...Hornblum has recalled for all of us a history of abominable medical research and has given us all the opportunity to reflect on where we were when they experimented on prisoners and where we will be in the next ethical dilemma in medical"science
."
-"Journal of the American Medical Association
"A recently released expose has sparked new interest in this controversial chapter of American medical history
."
-"Village Voice
"A startling new book
."
-"Philadelphia Tribune

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