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History of Force Feeding : Hunger Strikes, Prisons and Medical Ethics 1909-1974 (Hardcover) (Ian Miller)

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This book is Open Access under a CC-BY license. It is the first monograph-length study of the force-feeding of hunger strikers in English, Irish and Northern Irish prisons. It examines ethical debates that arose throughout the twentieth century when governments authorised the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It also explores the fraught role of prison doctors called upon to perform the procedure. Since the Home Office first authorised force-feeding in 1909, a number of questions have been raised about the procedure. Is force-feeding safe? Can it kill? Are doctors who feed prisoners against their will abandoning the medical ethical norms of their profession? And do state bodies use prison doctors to help tackle political dissidence at times of political crisis?

Genre: History, Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Ian Miller
Language: English
Street Date: August 26, 2016
TCIN: 51830780
UPC: 9783319311128
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-9015

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