Episode 166: Screw the Ivy League | Holmesburg Prison and the Ohio Gang


March 15th, 2023

58 mins 43 secs

Season 4

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About this Episode

Tina and Hillary cover the Holmesburg Prison Experiments and the Ohio Gang.

Tina’s Story
Holmesburg Prison housed prisoners in Philadelphia beginning in 1896. BUT when a doctor conducted unethical medical experiments, he exploited and harmed hundreds of inmates.

Hillary’s Story
The Ohio Gang was made up of the movers and shakers of the Harding administration. BUT they betray the public’s trust when several scandals are revealed.

Tina's Story
Abandoned America
Holmesburg Prison--by Matthew Christopher

Billy Penn at WHYY
Survivor’s daughter appreciates city apology for Holmesburg prison experiments, urges Penn to do more--by Denali Sagner

Medical Ethics--by Philip A. Pecorino (ebook from Queensborogh College)
Human subject testing at Holmesburg Prison (Chapter 7)--by Anne Green

Philly Voice
Philadelphia apologizes for 'deplorable' history of medical experiments on Holmesburg Prison inmates--by Michael Tanenbaum

Popular Science
This popular acne medication carries a disturbing legacy--by Kat Eschner

Philadelphia apologizes for experiments on Black inmates--by The Associated Press

Philadelphia physicians apologize for Holmesburg Prison experiments--by Nicole Leonard

Albert Kligman
Holmesburg Prison

Experiments at Holmesburg--screenshot via of NBC 10 video K-Mart of Human Experimentation via YouTube
Dr. Albert Kligman--screenshot via of NBC 10 video K-Mart of Human Experimentation via YouTube
Holmesburg Prison--by Marcuk via Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Hillary's Story
Ohio Gang

The New York Times

Reading Through History (You Tube Channel)
History Brief: The Ohio Gang and the Teapot Dome Scandal

Richland Source
The Ohio Gang sullied President Warren Harding's administration--by the Ohio History Connection

Jess Smith
Harry M. Daugherty
Little Green House on K Street
Ohio Gang

President Harding and the Ohio Gang--from Library of Congress via Wikipedia (Public Domain)
Attorney General Harry M. Daughtery--from Library of Congress via Wikipedia (Public Domain)
Jesse W. Smith--from Library of Congress via Wikipedia (Public Domain)

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