Albert Kligman

Allen M. Hornblum: « A healthy, vibrant democracy depends on an educated and involved electorate. »

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Allen M. Hornblum. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book « Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison » describes the medical experiments conducted on prisoners in Holmesburg Prison under the direction of the dermatologist Albert Kligman. You have also written “Sentenced to science: One Black Man’s Story of Imprisonment in America”. « Against their will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America » describes other experiments on children and infants. How could these criminal experiences have taken place in the USA? Were the criminals punished?

Allen M. Hornblum: As I told my college students over many years, America has not always been a beacon on a hill or shining example of a good and just society. Along with many very admirable qualities and attributes, the United States also has some extremely sad and unsavory episodes in its history. Lire la suite »