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Oath betrayed : torture, medical complicity, and the war on terror

Author: Steven H Miles
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The revelation that the United States was systematically torturing inmates at prisons run by its military and civilian leaders divided the nation and brought deep shame to many. When author Miles, an expert in medical ethics and an advocate for human rights, learned of it, one of his first thoughts was: "Where were the prison doctors while the abuses were taking place?" Here, he explains the answer: not only were  Read more...
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Miles, Steven H.
Oath betrayed.
New York : Random House, ©2006
(OCoLC)607667816
Online version:
Miles, Steven H.
Oath betrayed.
New York : Random House, ©2006
(OCoLC)609219686
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven H Miles
ISBN: 140006578X 9781400065783
OCLC Number: 65400799
Description: xv, 220 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Torture --
Medicine and torture --
Interrogation --
Homicide --
Neglect --
Silence --
Grave breaches --
Why oppose torture?
Responsibility: Steven H. Miles.
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The revelation that the United States was systematically torturing inmates at prisons run by its military and civilian leaders divided the nation and brought deep shame to many. When author Miles, an expert in medical ethics and an advocate for human rights, learned of it, one of his first thoughts was: "Where were the prison doctors while the abuses were taking place?" Here, he explains the answer: not only were doctors, nurses, and medics silent while prisoners were abused; physicians and psychologists provided information that helped determine how much and what kind of mistreatment could be delivered to detainees during interrogation. Additionally, these harsh examinations were monitored by health professionals operating under the purview of the U.S. military. Based on meticulous research and documentations, he tells a story markedly different from the official version, revealing involvement at every level of government. This book will reinvigorate Americans' understanding of why human rights matter.--From publisher description.

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