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The Resource Against their will : the secret history of medical experimentation on children in cold war America, Allen M. Hornblum, Judith L. Newman, Gregory J. Dober

Against their will : the secret history of medical experimentation on children in cold war America, Allen M. Hornblum, Judith L. Newman, Gregory J. Dober

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Against their will : the secret history of medical experimentation on children in cold war America
Title
Against their will
Title remainder
the secret history of medical experimentation on children in cold war America
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Allen M. Hornblum, Judith L. Newman, Gregory J. Dober
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Language
eng
Summary
"The sad history of young children, especially institutionalized children, being used as cheap and available test subjects - the raw material for experimentation - started long before the atomic age and went well beyond exposure to radioactive isotopes. Experimental vaccines for hepatitis, measles, polio and other diseases, exploratory therapeutic procedures such as electroshock and lobotomy, and untested pharmaceuticals such as curare and thorazine were all tested on young children in hospitals, orphanages, and mental asylums as if they were some widely accepted intermediary step between chimpanzees and humans. Occasionally, children supplanted the chimps. Bereft of legal status or protectors, institutionalized children were often the test subjects of choice for medical researchers hoping to discover a new vaccine, prove a new theory, or publish an article in a respected medical journal. Many took advantage of the opportunity. One would be hard-pressed to identify a researcher whose professional career was cut short because he incorporated week-old infants, ward-bound juvenile epileptics, or the profoundly retarded in his experiments. In short, involuntary, non-therapeutic, and dangerous experiments on children were far from an unusual or dishonorable endeavor during the last century"--
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Hornblum, Allen M
Dewey number
174.2/9892
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ85
LC item number
.H67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Newman, Judith L
  • Dober, Gregory J
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  • Pediatrics
  • Children
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • SCIENCE / History
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects
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Against their will : the secret history of medical experimentation on children in cold war America, Allen M. Hornblum, Judith L. Newman, Gregory J. Dober
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ocm825196492
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pages cm
Isbn
9780230341715
Lccn
2012051032
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)825196492
  • (Sirsi) a1184650
Label
Against their will : the secret history of medical experimentation on children in cold war America, Allen M. Hornblum, Judith L. Newman, Gregory J. Dober
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm825196492
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780230341715
Lccn
2012051032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)825196492
  • (Sirsi) a1184650

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