Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A Black medical reseacher talks with a Black study participant, an imprisoned man visible from behind; he has six white patches on his back. In the background, white prison officials gather in the doorway.

Title: “Prisoners volunteer to save lives”

Artist/Maker: Michael J. Maicher

Date: 1966

Source: Temple University Libraries

Copyright/Permissions: Courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center. Temple University Libraries. Philadelphia, PA

References: Hornblum, Allen M. Acres of Skin: Human Experiments At Holmesburg Prison: a Story of Abuse and Exploitation In the Name of Medical Science. New York: Routledge, 1998.

Location(s): Holmesburg Prison, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


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