Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Subjected to Science by Susan E. Lederer

Long before the US government began conducting secret radiation and germ-warfare experiments, and before the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, medical professionals had introduced - and hotly debated the ethics of - the use of humans subjects in medical experiments. In this text the author provides a history of biomedical research with human subjects in the earlier period, from 1890 to 1940. Susan Lederer offers accounts of experiments - benign and otherwise - conducted on both healthy and unhealthy men, women, and children, including the yellow fever experiments (which ultimately became the subject of a Broadway play and a Hollywood film), Udo Wile's "dental drill" experiments on insane patients, and Hideyo Noguchi's syphilis experiments, which involved injecting a number of healthy children and adults with the syphilis germ, luetin.

Buy Subjected to Science by Susan E. Lederer from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780801857096
ISBN-10: 0801857090
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Subjected to Science by Susan E. Lederer

Book Reviews - Subjected to Science by Susan E. Lederer

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Subjected to Science book by Susan E. Lederer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Susan E. Lederer

Susan E. Lederer is associate professor of the humanities at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University.

Books By Susan E. Lederer

Flesh and Blood by Susan E. Lederer
Hardback, April 2008