The Great Starvation Experiment: Ancel Keys and the Men Who Starved for Science

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U of Minnesota Press, 2007 - 270 עמודים

“The Great Starvation Experiment is wide-ranging, weaving progress in the war into the day-to-day suffering of the hungry volunteers.” —Saint Paul Pioneer Press

“Fascinating . . .” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Near the end of World War II, thirty-six conscientious objectors volunteered to be systematically starved for renowned scientist Ancel Keys's study at the University of Minnesota in the basement of Memorial Stadium. Aimed to benefit relief efforts in war-ravaged Europe and Asia, the study sought the best way to rehabilitate starving citizens. Tucker captures a lost moment in American history—a time when stanch idealism and a deep willingness to sacrifice trumped even basic human needs.

“Tucker provides a fascinating and moving history of the experiment, centering on the lives and experiences of the volunteers and the formidable obstacles they overcame. Tucker tells the story with verve and economy. . . . Keys, his experiment and his 36 starving men form a compelling combination.” —Publishers Weekly

Todd Tucker is the author of several books, including Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan (2004). He served on the legendary Navy submarine USS Alabama before moving to Valparaiso, Indiana.

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ביקורת משתמש  - snash - LibraryThing

A description of an experiment of starvation and rehabilitation done on 36 CO's towards the end of WWII. Intriguing in terms of the effects immediate and long term of starvation but also for the portraits of many of the people involved. קרא סקירה מלאה

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I am actually surprised that this book is not more popular. It is a highly readable account of a fascinating medical study conducted on conscientious objectors during World War II. Anyone interested ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Starved into Submission
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High Altitude Studies
7
Work of National Importance
39
The Cornelius Rhoads Award
64
Control
76
Crucifying the Flesh
96
The Stigmata of Starvation
128
Restricted Rehabilitation
163
The Helsinki Declaration
188
The Cover of Time
201
Unrestricted Rehabilitation
214
Acknowledgments
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Notes
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Sources
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Index
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