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By Ian Miller

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It is the 1st monograph-length examine of the force-feeding of starvation strikers in English, Irish and northern Irish prisons. It examines moral debates that arose through the 20th century while governments authorized 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 accredited 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 leaving behind the clinical moral norms in their career? And do nation our bodies use felony medical professionals to assist take on political dissidence from time to time of political crisis?

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15.  K.  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.

107. 52. Leonard S.  353–5. 53. Vladimir Bukovsky, ‘Account of Torture’, in Being Human: President’s Council on Bioethics (Washington D.  218–19. 54. Assistance in Hunger Strikes: A Manual for Physicians and Other Personnel Dealing with Hunger Strikers, trans. Paulien Cooper (Amersfoort: Johannes Wier Foundation, 1995). 55.  104. 56.  481–99. 57. Joe Sim, Medical Power in Prisons: The Prison Medical Service in England 1774–1989 (Milton Keynes and Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1990). 58.

Prison doctors used two instruments to feed: the nasal tube and stomach tube. They occasionally used a stomach pump. 35 Nasal tubes were generally less intrusive than stomach tubes, although the more invasive stomach tube was the preferred technology of feeding. Even in normal clinical practice, patients were known to vomit and suffer from internal bruising and cutting should the tube used be too coarse. 36 When the Home Office first authorised force-feeding, the WSPU swiftly rallied medical support, filling pages of their newspaper, Votes for Women, with testimony which insisted that feeding practices, especially when used on resisting prisoners, could cause serious and permanent internal injury.

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