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Horrific US Medical Experiments

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:44 PM
U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.

Much of this horrific history is 40 to 80 years old, but it is the backdrop for a meeting in Washington this week by a presidential bioethics commission. The meeting was triggered by the government's apology last fall for federal doctors infecting prisoners and mental patients in Guatemala with syphilis 65 years ago.

U.S. officials also acknowledged there had been dozens of similar experiments in the United States - studies that often involved making healthy people sick. . A series of malaria studies at Stateville and two other prisons were designed to test antimalarial drugs that could have helped soldiers fighting in the Pacific during World War II.

An exhaustive review by The Associated Press of medical journal reports and decades-old press clippings found more than 40 such studies. At best, these were a search for lifesaving treatments; at worst, some amounted to curiosity-satisfying experiments that hurt people but provided no useful results.

edit on 2-3-2011 by Serizawa because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 02:42 PM
reply to post by Serizawa

sometimes bad stuffs gonna happen to advance tech. im not saying i support these things but how much suffering has the data stopped from happening? do you know enough about the subject to judge?

posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by Aceofclubs

That's exactly the excuse they used to justify their experiments on innocent, unwitting people in the first place-Just use anyone marginalized by society in any fashion you wish because who really cares anyway?

God I'm hoping you aren't someone's doctor.

posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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