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Grisly US Gov't Testing On Humans Revealed (listen/read-the Gov't isn't your friend!)

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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:08 AM

ATLANTA -- Shocking as it may seem, 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.

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.

The AP review of past research found: (just some of them-more at source story)

A federally funded study begun in 1942 injected experimental flu vaccine in male patients at a state insane asylum in Ypsilanti, Mich., then exposed them to flu several months later. It was co-authored by Dr. Jonas Salk, who a decade later would become famous as inventor of the polio vaccine. Some of the men weren't able to describe their symptoms, raising serious questions about how well they understood what was being done to them. One newspaper account mentioned the test subjects were "senile and debilitated." Then it quickly moved on to the promising results.

Researchers in the mid-1940s studied the transmission of a deadly stomach bug by having young men swallow unfiltered stool suspension. The study was conducted at the New York State Vocational Institution, a reformatory prison in West Coxsackie. The point was to see how well the disease spread that way as compared to spraying the germs and having test subjects breathe it. Swallowing it was a more effective way to spread the disease, the researchers concluded. The study doesn't explain if the men were rewarded for this awful task.

A University of Minnesota study in the late 1940s injected 11 public service employee volunteers with malaria, then starved them for five days. Some were also subjected to hard labor, and those men lost an average of 14 pounds. They were treated for malarial fevers with quinine sulfate. One of the authors was Ancel Keys, a noted dietary scientist who developed K-rations for the military and the Mediterranean diet for the public. But a search of various news archives found no mention of the study.

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See, the more time passes, the more we learn about our own Gov't. Read the whole artilce. You will be as pissed off as I am RIGHT NOW>

This is absolutely just wrong!!!!.

I know....some ATSers will make the arguement that for the betterment of humans/life etc but come on. Read the whole thing before you start defending them.

I have to run so I can't devote more time to this. I look forward to reading what you have to say when I return.

Man, this ones got me hot under the collar.

In any of the stories you read, put yourself in that patients/victims shoes!!!!
edit on 2/28/2011 by anon72 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:12 AM
Good thing stuff like this isn't happening anymore.
God bless the USA!

Ok seriously,
can this country suck any more than it already does???

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:21 AM
There is no defense for these people. But the pertinent question here, is why they have been so willing to tell on themselves in the past few years? Because it certainly isn't that they're sorry. And it isn't like they have stopped doing this kind of thing. There's more to this. But then there always is.


posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:42 AM
reply to post by anon72

I must say, NO surprise to me what-so-ever, Ive allways known the American Government were pretty much on Par with the Nazis in their sick and twisted Study's

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 08:18 PM
reply to post by Klassified

I completely agree with you.

They are only telling the "easy" stuff. Imagine what we aren't hearing about!

Maybe in the next 80 years something more concret will come out?

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