By Ian Miller
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It is the 1st monograph-length learn of the force-feeding of starvation strikers in English, Irish and northern Irish prisons. It examines moral debates that arose during the 20th century while governments permitted the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It additionally explores the fraught position of legal medical professionals known as upon to accomplish the technique. because the domestic workplace first permitted force-feeding in 1909, a few questions were raised concerning the technique. Is force-feeding secure? Can it kill? Are medical professionals who feed prisoners opposed to their will forsaking the clinical moral norms in their career? And do country our bodies use legal medical professionals to assist take on political dissidence every now and then of political crisis?
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