DOD Human Research – News

“Almost every experimenter named by the authors ought to have served time in prison for torturing helpless fellow humans. Instead, the experimenters won research grants and often received accolades as heroes trying to combat a variety of diseases. In most instances, they seemed to be well-intentioned. But they sure lacked a moral compass.”
Steve Weinberg


‘One of the largest human experiments in history’ was conducted on unsuspecting residents of San Francisco

…  But one fact many may not know about San Francisco’s fog is that in 1950, the US military conducted a test to see whether it could be used to help spread a biological weapon in a “simulated germ-warfare attack.” This was just the start of many such tests around the country that would go on in secret for years.

The test was a success, as Rebecca Kreston explains over at Discover Magazine, and “one of the largest human experiments in history.”

But, as she writes, it was also “one of the largest offenses of the Nuremberg Code since its inception.” …

 

National Geographic – CIA Secret Experiments (Documentary)

It’s the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the art of mind control. Psychiatrists at top academic institutions work under secret contract with the agency. Psychiatric patients, prisoners, even unwitting members of the public are exposed to a startling array of experiments designed to facilitate interrogations, induce amnesia and program in new behavior. Every psychological technique is explored, including hypnosis, electroshock therapy and lethal cocktails of drugs. What was the extent of these brainwashing experiments? How did the CIA become involved in such far-reaching and disturbing research?

These Are The 13 Most Evil U.S. Government Experiments On Humans Higher Perspective

The United States Government has been found to be conducting some of the most inhumane, vile, and insane experiments on human beings without their consent and most always without their knowledge. In light of the recent news of the United States infecting Guatemalans with STDs, here is a list of the 13 most evil, for lack of a better word, cases of human experiments being conducted by the USA.

Judge sides with US servicemen used as guinea pigs in terrifying Cold War experiment

A federal judge has ruled the United States Army must quickly inform veterans of any potentially harmful health effects stemming from the secret medical and drug experiments conducted on them during the Cold War. …

Judge: VA can treat vets harmed by experiments

A federal judge in Oakland has ruled that Cold War military veterans who say they were harmed by government-backed chemical and biological experiments aren’t entitled to medical treatment outside the Department of Veterans…

Veterans win mixed ruling on exposure to chemicals

Thousands of military veterans who were exposed to chemicals during decades of secret weapons testing are entitled to up-to-date government information about possible health hazards but can’t get government-funded health care outside the…

Judge: VA adequate in treating vets harmed by Cold War experiments

The lawsuit was then turned into a class action, representing at least 7,800 veterans who say the government exposed them to chemical agents …

Veterans Kept as Guinea Pigs to Get Some Relief

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken granted the plaintiffs class action status last September, which could make thousands of veterans eligible for relief. The crux of the veterans’ argument has been that Administrative Procedure Act obligates the defendants to …

Vietnam Veterans of America, et al. v. Central Intelligence Agency, et al.

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New book documents Cold War experiments on kids

While researching his 1998 book Acres of Skin about medical experiments on inmates in Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia, Hornblum came …

‘Against Their Will’ looks at children used for tests

… disabled children were conscripted into medical experiments. … Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War …

Looking back at medical experiments on kids

After World War II, the Nuremberg Code, a set of ethical principles for … experiments done on institutionalized children during the Cold War …

Book Review – Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical …

Their parents often were not notified of the experiments, or they were … But as the title of the book suggests, it was Cold War exigencies that …

A reckoning on human guinea pigs

They have been collecting information about medical experiments on the … Mostly, though, the book is set during the Cold War, as the subtitle

 

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