Lederer's writing is crisp and clear, her historical documentation is exhaustive, and her social commentary persuasive. This book is an important addition to the growing literature on the history of human experimentation and medical research.
(New England Journal of Medicine
Essential reading for anyone concerned with clinical research public policy and attitudes.
(Norman M. Goldfarb Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices
The first full-length history of biomedical research with human subjects in the period "before Tuskegee"—from 1890 to 1940