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The Resource Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science, Allen M. Hornblum

Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science, Allen M. Hornblum

Label
Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science
Title
Acres of skin
Title remainder
human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science
Statement of responsibility
Allen M. Hornblum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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From Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hornblum, Allen M
Dewey number
174/.28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kligman, Albert M
  • Holmesburg Prison
  • Kligman, Albert M
  • Holmesburg Prison
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Prisoners
  • Convict labor
  • Dermatology
  • Convict labor
  • Dermatology
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Prisoners
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science, Allen M. Hornblum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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 experimentation) -- "Retin-Aa.'s birthplace was at Holmesburg Prison" (The discovery of Retin-Aa.) -- "A conspiracy of silence" (Conclusion)
Control code
ocm40397583
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 297 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780415923361
Lccn
98043691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40397583
Label
Acres of skin : human experiments at Holmesburg Prison : a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science, Allen M. Hornblum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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 experimentation) -- "Retin-Aa.'s birthplace was at Holmesburg Prison" (The discovery of Retin-Aa.) -- "A conspiracy of silence" (Conclusion)
Control code
ocm40397583
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 297 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780415923361
Lccn
98043691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40397583

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