The Abuse of Man by Wolfgang Weyers
An Illustrated History of Dubious Medical Experimentation

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In this work, Wolfgang Weyers, a physician himself, cuts a swath, profoundly, through the history of unethical experiments on humans, from the first intentional innoculation of a patient with syphilis and gonorrhea in England of the late 18th century through the infamous Tuskegee Study...to the exploitation of orphans and prisoners as human guinea pigs...The scope of Weyers' erudition includes the East, as well as the West, and spares none of import who engaged in these unconscionable practices.
 

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Wolfgang Weyers, MD is among the most respected dermatopathologists in Europe, not only by virtue of his skills as a dermatologist and a histopathologist, but for his literary contributions to medicine.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by Ardor Scribendi. 756 pages
Genres: History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Using the field of dermatology, "the most important in the history of unethical experimentation on human beings," Weyers (Death of Medicine in Nazi Germany), a dermatologist, painstakingly presents and discusses in depth—and in lucid and compelling prose—larger issues in medicine and society, suc...

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