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It is the 1st monograph-length examine of the force-feeding of starvation strikers in English, Irish and northerly Irish prisons. It examines moral debates that arose through the 20th century whilst governments permitted the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It additionally explores the fraught position of criminal medical professionals referred to as upon to accomplish the method. because the domestic workplace first accepted force-feeding in 1909, a few questions were raised in regards to the approach. Is force-feeding secure? Can it kill? Are medical professionals who feed prisoners opposed to their will leaving behind the scientific moral norms in their occupation? And do country our bodies use criminal medical professionals to assist take on political dissidence every now and then of political crisis?

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky, My Fellow Prisoners (London: Penguin Books, 2014). 69.  Jonsen, A Short History of Medical Ethics (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2000); Duncan Wilson, The Making of British Bioethics (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014).  A.  Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (New York: Anchor Books, 2006); Allen M. Hornblum, Judith L. Newman and Gregory J. Dober, Against their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Stuart Ross, Smashing H-Block: The Popular Campaign Against Criminalisation and the Irish Hunger Strikes, 1976–1982 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011); Thomas Hennessey, Hunger Strike: Margaret Thatcher’s Battle with the IRA, 1980–1981 (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013). 16. James McKenna, Farhat Manzoor and Greta Jones, Candles in the Dark: Medical Ethical Issues in Northern Ireland during the Troubles (London: Nuffield Trust, 2009). 17.  Williams, ‘Gags, Funnels and Tubes: Forced Feeding of the Insane and of Suffragettes’, Endeavour, 32 (2008), pp.

Two doctors entered the room. While Mary was being pinned down, one of the doctors inserted a 40 I. MILLER tube into her nose with a funnel at the end. The tube had a glass junction in the middle that allowed the doctor to see if liquid was passing through. The doctors pushed over twenty inches of the tube into Mary’s body while the wardresses held her down. A pint of milk and eggs was then poured into the tube. For Mary, the sensation of being fed was intensely agonising. 25 Mary believed that force-feeding was illegal.

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