The Willowbrook Wars

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Harper & Row, 1984 - Law - 405 pages
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A first-hand account of the scandal at New York's Willowbrook Home for the handicapped, the five-year court battle that followed, and the fate of the home's 5,400 handicapped residents

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Contents

MAKING THE CASE
13
PART II
114
THE BIOGRAPHY OF A CONSENT DECREE
125
Copyright

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David J. Rothman is Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine, Professor of History, and Director of the Center for the Study of Society and Medicine at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Trained in social history at Harvard University, he has explored American practices toward
the deviant and dependent. In 1987 he received an honrary Doctor of Law degree from the John Jay School of Criminal Justice. In 1983 he joined the Columbia medical school faculty and his recent work has addressed the history of bioethics and human experimentation along with the social policy
implications of organ donation and care at the end of life. Among the books he has authored are The Discovery of the Asylum (1971) and Strangers at the Bedside (1991). He has also co-authored The Oxford History of the Prison (1995).

SHEILA ROTHMAN is Professor of Public Health at Columbia University. Her books include Living in the Shadow of Death and Woman's Proper Place. Her articles in the New York Review of Books and other journals, often co-written with David Rothman, address human rights and medicine. The Rothmans live in New York.

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