The Resource Acres of skin : medical abuse behind bars

Acres of skin : medical abuse behind bars

Label
Acres of skin : medical abuse behind bars
Title
Acres of skin
Title remainder
medical abuse behind bars
Title variation
Medical abuse behind bars
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing comparisons to the Tuskegee syphilis atrocities, this program describes experiments performed at Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison over a period of decades, during which inmates were subjected to frequently dangerous medical procedures without their informed consent. The video explores connections between major pharmaceutical companies, an indigent and semi-literate prison population, and an ambitious dermatologist named Dr. Albert Kligman who organized and conducted tests involving nerve damage, unnecessary skin grafts, and drug-induced psychoses. The result is a provocative look at disturbing aspects of America's penal system
Cataloging source
YBM
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
  • Films on Demand
Runtime
43
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holmesburg Prison
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Prisoners
  • Convict labor
  • Dermatology
  • Holmesburg Prison
  • Convict labor
  • Dermatology
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Prisoners
  • Pennsylvania
Technique
live action
Label
Acres of skin : medical abuse behind bars
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Films on Demand digital educational video
  • Item Number: 35242
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sentenced to science -- Vulnerable subjects of experimentation -- Experimentation survivors speak out -- Nuremberg codes -- Colony under perfect control conditions -- Former test subjects speak out -- Gilded age of research -- Test subject's stories -- Human dioxin studies -- Army drug tests -- Moral outrage at medical establishment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (43 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
sound, color, digital file
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796803818
  • (OCoLC)ocn796803818
Label
Acres of skin : medical abuse behind bars
Publication
Note
  • Films on Demand digital educational video
  • Item Number: 35242
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sentenced to science -- Vulnerable subjects of experimentation -- Experimentation survivors speak out -- Nuremberg codes -- Colony under perfect control conditions -- Former test subjects speak out -- Gilded age of research -- Test subject's stories -- Human dioxin studies -- Army drug tests -- Moral outrage at medical establishment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (43 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
sound, color, digital file
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796803818
  • (OCoLC)ocn796803818

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