Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison

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From the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s, inmates of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison were used, in exchange for a few dollars, as guinea pigs in a host of medical experiments. Hornblum paints a disturbing portrait of abuse, moral indifference, and greed, as doctors, in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania and prison officials, established the prison as a testing lab.

Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison 1999, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415923361

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Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison 1998, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415919906

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