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By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
..., forming small peaks of fabric, which from one angle looked liked undulating hills and from another like shed skin, the remains perhaps of a monstrously sized, speckled snake. They were, in fact, neither of these things. The canvasses were prints of the entire surface of a cell at the Holmesburgh Prison...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
...2THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE OF AGENT ORANGE It all began with an itch. In the summer of 1951, dozens of men at the Holmes- burgh Prison near Philadelphia showed up at the infirmary complaining of itchy, painful scaling on their feet. Built in 1896 and in operation until 1995, Holmesburgh held at that time...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
...3AN ARMOR OF SKIN: PACIFIC THREATS AND THE DREAM OF INFINITE SECURITY While Albert Kligman was setting up his laboratory at the Holmesburgh Prison, another prominent dermatologist was also busy at work. Marion Sulzberger, credited with institutionalizing modern dermatology in the U.S., was drafting...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
... Kligman. For several decades, Kligman ran a lab at the Holmesburgh Prison near Penn, where he experimented on incarcerated African American men, and offered experimentally sound evidence for the long- standing claim that black skin is immune to pain and resistant to damage. As I recount in chapter 2...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
... research about racial differences in skin at the Holmesburgh Prison in Pennsylvania. As I detailed in chapter 2, Kligman was a member of the Army s Commission on Cutaneous Diseases and held numerous government research contracts to conduct experiments on in- carcerated men, whose virtues as captive...
Book Chapter

By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013136-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1313-6
..., Vietnam News, October 16, 2018, httpvietnamnews.vn /society/467837/repair- plan- laid- out- for- key- central- expressway- that- developed - potholes- one- month- after- opening.html#ziomVShEgiCXMiCD.99. Chapter 2. The Beautiful Life of Agent Orange 1 The history of Holmesburgh Prison has been captured...