Philadelphia issues apology for decades-old prison experiments
The City of Philadelphia issued an apology Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, for the unethical experiments a University of Pennsylvania faculty member of 50 years performed on Holmesburg Prison inmates between the 1950 s and 1970 s. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

PHILADELPHIA — The City of Philadelphia issued an apology Thursday for the unethical experiments a University of Pennsylvania faculty member of 50 years performed on Holmesburg Prison inmates between the 1950s and 1970s. Albert Kligman, one of the pioneers of modern dermatology who developed Retin-A, experimented on mostly Black male inmates, exposing them to pharmaceuticals, viruses, fungus, asbestos, LSD, and a component of Agent Orange. The men were paid but unknowing subjects, with some experiencing active reactions for up to seven months, according to reports published by The Philadelphia...