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The Resource Sentenced to science : one black man's story of imprisonment in America, Allen M. Hornblum

Sentenced to science : one black man's story of imprisonment in America, Allen M. Hornblum

Label
Sentenced to science : one black man's story of imprisonment in America
Title
Sentenced to science
Title remainder
one black man's story of imprisonment in America
Statement of responsibility
Allen M. Hornblum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From 1951 Until 1974, Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia was the site of thousands of experiments on prisoners conducted by researchers under the direction of University of Pennsylvania dermatologist Albert M. Kligman. While most of the experiments were testing cosmetics, detergents, and deodorants, the trials also included scores of Phase I drug trials, inoculations of radioactive isotopes, and applications of dioxin, in addition to mind-control experiments for the Army and CIA. These experiments often left the subject-prisoners, mostly African Americans, in excruciating pain and had long-term debilitating effects on their health. This is one among many episodes of the sordid history of medical experimentation on the black population of the United States." "The story of the Holmesburg trials was documented by Allen Hornblum in his 1998 book Acres of Skin. The more general history of African Americans as human guinea pigs has most recently been told by Harriet Washington in her 2007 book Medical Apartheid. The subject is currently a topic of heated public debate in the wake of a 2006 report from an influential panel of medical experts recommending that the federal government loosen the regulations in place since the 1970s that have limited the testing of pharmaceuticals on prison inmates." "Sentenced To Science retells the story of the Holmesburg experiments more dramatically through the eyes of one black man, Edward "Butch" Anthony, who suffered greatly from the experiments for which he "volunteered" during multiple terms at the prison. This is not only one black man's highly personal account of what it was like to be an imprisoned test subject, but also a sobering reminder that there were many African Americans caught in the viselike grip of a scientific research community willing to bend any code of ethics in order to accomplish its goals and a criminal justice system that sold prisoners to the highest bidder."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hornblum, Allen M
Dewey number
615.5072/40974811
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
R853.H8
LC item number
H67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
W 20.55.H9
NLM item number
H814s 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthony, Edward
  • Holmesburg Prison
  • Prisoners
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Anthony, Edward
  • Holmesburg Prison
  • African Americans
  • Prisons
  • Human Experimentation
  • Prisoners
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia
Label
Sentenced to science : one black man's story of imprisonment in America, Allen M. Hornblum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-204) 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
"My back is on fire" -- "The jungle" -- "Bubble-eyed Butch" -- "Don't serve time; let time serve you" -- "He's got a body like Marilyn Monroe" -- "They called me outer limits" -- "Fruit up" -- "He still has the cork in his ass!" -- "Those doctors ain't interested in you" -- "I tried my best" -- "I was in some deep shit now" -- "My spiritual awakening" -- "It was a jihad" -- "Feeling death blow past my face" -- "A righteous life" -- "Trying to get a little justice."
Control code
123955084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 207 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780271033365
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007017451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)123955084
Label
Sentenced to science : one black man's story of imprisonment in America, Allen M. Hornblum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-204) 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
"My back is on fire" -- "The jungle" -- "Bubble-eyed Butch" -- "Don't serve time; let time serve you" -- "He's got a body like Marilyn Monroe" -- "They called me outer limits" -- "Fruit up" -- "He still has the cork in his ass!" -- "Those doctors ain't interested in you" -- "I tried my best" -- "I was in some deep shit now" -- "My spiritual awakening" -- "It was a jihad" -- "Feeling death blow past my face" -- "A righteous life" -- "Trying to get a little justice."
Control code
123955084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 207 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780271033365
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007017451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)123955084

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