The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War
- List Price: $26.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Dial Press
- Publish date: 02/01/2006
- ISBN: 9780385314022
- ISBN10: 0385314027
Here, for the first time, are portraits of the scientists who performed the experiments, their backgrounds, and their web of connections pre and postwar. Here also are portraits of the many patients themselves, primarily sick, poor, and disabled. Most died without ever giving consent or knowing what had been done to them.
Powered by her fierce reportage, acute sense of moral responsibility, and singular narrative gifts, Eileen Welsome has created the definitive work about one of the most disturbing and poignant episodes in our history.