Medical Abuse Behind Bars And The Deadly Deception

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Most people will find it hard to find differences and similarities in the videos Acres of Skin: Medical Abuse Behind Bars and The Deadly Deception. Both are gruesome stories about men being experimented for scientific research in Holmesburg prison in Philadelphia and Tuskegee. The real-life stories introduce strong healthy men and men with Syphilis being used in dangerous and vile research. Equally, Acres of Skin: Medical Abuse Behind Bars and The Deadly Deception share many similarities and differences using vulnerable people, Violating the Nuremberg Code, and in scientific discoveries. Holmesburg prison and the Tuskegee Experiment both had doctors use helpless people to experiment on. In Tuskegee, the doctors told the men that they had bad blood, and that they could get free medical treatments. The men in Tuskegee believed that they needed treatment and took the deal. Similar in Holmesburg prison, the men needed money and the doctors bribed them with money to do the experiments. Allen Hornblum, an author, said in Acres of Skin: Medical Abuse Behind Bars, "Inmates participated not because they were patriotic not because they wanted to advance in science. They were interested in gaining some money." Doctors used money against the prisoners in Holmesburg prison. The scientists found the most important thing the people needed and used that against them in both pieces of research. The doctors used free medical care against men in Tuskegee and used money against the men

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