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The Resource Useful bodies : humans in the service of medical science in the twentieth century, edited by Jordan Goodman, Anthony McElligott, and Lara Marks

Useful bodies : humans in the service of medical science in the twentieth century, edited by Jordan Goodman, Anthony McElligott, and Lara Marks

Label
Useful bodies : humans in the service of medical science in the twentieth century
Title
Useful bodies
Title remainder
humans in the service of medical science in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jordan Goodman, Anthony McElligott, and Lara Marks
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though notoriously associated with Germany, human experimentation in the name of science has been practiced in other countries, as well, both before and after the Nazi era. The use of unwitting or unwilling subjects in experiments designed to test the effects of radiation and disease on the human body emerged at the turn of the twentieth century, when the rise of the modern, coercive state and the professionalization of medical science converged. Useful Bodies explores the intersection of government power and medical knowledge in revealing studies of human experimentation--germ warfare and jaundice tests in Great Britain; radiation, malaria, and hepatitis experiments in the U.S.; and nuclear fallout trials in Australia. These examples of medical abuse illustrate the extent to which living human bodies have been "useful" to democratic states and emphasize the need for intense scrutiny and regulation to prevent future violations
Member of
Cataloging source
OKU
Dewey number
616.02700904
Index
no index present
LC call number
R853.H8
LC item number
U846 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 N-758
  • W 20.55.H9
NLM item number
U84 2003
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goodman, Jordan
  • McElligott, Anthony
  • Marks, Lara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Medicine, Experimental
  • History, 20th Century
  • Human Experimentation
  • Human Rights Abuses
  • MEDICAL
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Medicine, Experimental
Label
Useful bodies : humans in the service of medical science in the twentieth century, edited by Jordan Goodman, Anthony McElligott, and Lara Marks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making Human Bodies Useful -- Part I: What Is a Human Experiment? -- Using the Population Body to Protect the National Body -- Whose Body? Which Disease? -- Part II: Who Experiments? -- Human Radiation Experiments and the Formation of Medical Physics at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, 1937-1962 -- "I Have Been on Tenterhooks" -- See an Atomic Blast and Spread the Word -- Part III: Whose Body? -- Injecting Comatose Patients with Uranium -- Writing Willowbrook, Reading Willowbrook
Control code
551889734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801873423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)551889734
Label
Useful bodies : humans in the service of medical science in the twentieth century, edited by Jordan Goodman, Anthony McElligott, and Lara Marks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making Human Bodies Useful -- Part I: What Is a Human Experiment? -- Using the Population Body to Protect the National Body -- Whose Body? Which Disease? -- Part II: Who Experiments? -- Human Radiation Experiments and the Formation of Medical Physics at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, 1937-1962 -- "I Have Been on Tenterhooks" -- See an Atomic Blast and Spread the Word -- Part III: Whose Body? -- Injecting Comatose Patients with Uranium -- Writing Willowbrook, Reading Willowbrook
Control code
551889734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801873423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)551889734

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