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A Brief History of Human Experiments

There are many more black marks in our American history than the recent abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. Far too many.

Sadly, many of them are perfectly legal.

Did you know that your government has the right to experiment on you without your knowing it? I’m not sure whether this has been tested before the Supreme Court, mainly because we don’t know about it while it is occurring and we usually find out after the participants are all dead. So who’s left to find recourse?

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE PROGRAM

"The use of human subjects will be allowed for the testing of chemical and biological agents by the U.S. Department of Defense, accounting to Congressional committees with respect to the experiments and studies."

"The Secretary of Defense [may] conduct tests and experiments involving the use of chemical and biological [warfare] agents on civilian populations [within the United States]."

SOURCE
Public Law 95-79, Title VIII, Sec. 808, July 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 334.
In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 91, page 334, you will find Public Law 95-79.
Public Law 97-375, title II, Sec. 203(a)(1), Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1882.
In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 96, page 1882, you will find Public Law 97-375.

We have to thank our volunteer researcher Rick Ensminger for providing all this information for us. He sure put in a lot of time compiling this. And Rick, like many others, believes that our entire medical system in this country is one big experiment. Again, you should read the History of Quackery and visit our pages Medical Fraud. As we pointed out in the article the History of Quackery, in 1978, the Office of Technology Assessment published a report that only 10 to 20% of all medical procedures in use at that time (and currently) have been shown by controlled experiments to be effective. They also state that nearly half of those procedures that had been studies, were not studied properly; the studies were, in fact, deeply flawed. You will find this entire publication online: Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies. [http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~ota/disk3/1978/7805_n.html].

What prompted both Rick and I to focus on this particular subject were two stories he’d discovered. The first is located at: http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101020422/poisons.html

To summarize the article, dozens of Nebraskan college students in 1998 responded to an ad in their school newspaper claiming they could "earn extra money" by volunteering for a study. They were handed a 7 page consent form (which none read) and got a bottle of pills to take home.

The pills were made by Dow chemical. The trial was to prove that their top roach killing ingredient in Raid (chlorpyrifos) was safe.

Yes, these college students were ingesting pesticides for the Dow Chemical Corporation. Oh yes, and earning $460.00.

From the article:

Since 1997 pesticide makers have submitted more than a dozen human studies to the EPA. What has never been established, however, is whether it is acceptable—legally or ethically—to conduct clinical trials that offer no potential benefit to participants (other than monetary gain) and could end up harming individuals in the name of public health.

And:

Meanwhile, chemical companies could still be quietly conducting human trials. "There's no telling because there's no system for tracking studies that aren't federally funded," says Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group, which opposes the pesticide tests. "There's no protocol on how they should be conducted. We're talking about the wild, wild West here."

The other article came from here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1808.htm

This is an amazing article. The head of a pharmaceutical company, Professor David Horrobin, came down with cancer and instead of using the drugs his company and many others have made for cancer, he opted for alternatives that are considered quackery by mainstream medicine. In the article, Dr Horrobin comes clean: "Drug trials are pointless…and unethical." He goes on to say that volunteers have little chance of recovery.

This article is a must read. We are saving it here just in case it is ever removed from the web.

Before we begin listing our brief history of human experiments, please note that not all experiments on human beings are conducted without their informed consent, nor are they particularly harmful. Behaviorists would know very little without conducting human experiments. Some of the experiments we’ve listed below are monumental experiments, but some, sadly, are stupid, cruel, and senseless.

Hippocrates lived in the fifth century B.C. and is considered the Father of Medicine and the Father of Medical Ethics. He established the ethics and rules by which a physician must guide his practice, hence, the Hippocratic Oath. Though NOT in the oath, Hippocrates taught his students that the FIRST law by which all physicians must be guided is: 

"Primum non nocere."

Or in English (you will find it on our home page) it goes: "First do no harm."

1718

George I offers free pardon to any inmate of Newgate Prison who agrees to be inoculated with infectious small pox in variolation experiment. You can read about this in one of our history articles, in the section: The History of Innoculation

1796

Edward Jenner injects healthy eight-year-old James Phillips first with cowpox then three months later with smallpox and is hailed as discoverer of smallpox vaccine.

1845-1849

J. Marion Sims, the "Father of Gynecology" in the United States, conducts gynecological experiments on slaves in South Carolina. You can read more on Dr Sims in our Biographies

1865

French physiologist Claude Bernard publishes "Introduction to the Study of Human Experimentation," advising: "Never perform an experiment which might be harmful to the patient even though highly advantageous to science or the health of others.

1874

Cincinnati physician Roberts Bartholow conducts brain surgery experiments on Mary Rafferty, a 30 year-old domestic servant dying of an infected ulcer.

1891

Prussian State legislates that a treatment for tuberculosis cannot be given to prisoners without their consent.

1892

Albert Neisser injects women with serum from patients with Syphilis, infecting half of them.

1896

Dr. Arthur Wentworth performs spinal taps on 29 children at Children's Hospital in Boston to determine if procedure is harmful.

1897

Italian bacteriologist Sanarelli injects five subjects with bacillus searching for a causative agent for yellow fever.

1900

Walter Reed injects 22 Spanish immigrant workers in Cuba with the agent for yellow fever paying them $100 if they survive and $200 if they contract the disease.

1906

Dr. Richard Strong, a professor of tropical medicine at Harvard, experiments with cholera on prisoners in the Philippines killing thirteen.

1915

U.S. Public Health Office induces pellagra in twelve Mississippi prisoners. All the prisoners are, however, volunteers and after the experiment they are cured (with proper diet) and released from prison. You can read about it here, in our History of Vitamins

1919-1922

Testicular transplant experiments on five hundred prisoners at San Quentin

1931

Germany issues "Regulation on New Therapy and Experimentation" while 75 children die in Lubeck, Germany from pediatrician's experiment with tuberculosis vaccine.

In America, Dr. Cornelius Rhoads, under the auspices of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations, infects human subjects with cancer cells. He later goes on to establish the U.S. Army Biological Warfare facilities in Maryland, Utah, and Panama, and is named to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. While there, he begins a series of radiation exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital patients.

1932

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study begins. 200 black men diagnosed with syphilis are never told of their illness, are denied treatment, and instead are used as human guinea pigs in order to follow the progression and symptoms of the disease. They all subsequently die from syphilis, their families never told that they could have been treated.

This is one subject we will cover in depth some day soon.

1935

The Pellagra Incident. After millions of individuals die from Pellagra over a span of two decades, the U.S. Public Health Service finally acts to stem the disease. The director of the agency admits it had known for at least 20 years that Pellagra is caused by a niacin deficiency but failed to act since most of the deaths occurred within poverty-stricken black populations.

1938

Japanese immunologist Ishii Shiro ("Dr. Ishii") conducts experiments with anthrax and cholera on Chinese prisoners in Harbin.

1939

Third Reich orders births of all twins be registered with Public Health Offices for purpose of genetic research.

1939-1945

Unit 731. Dr Ishii begins "field tests" of germ warfare and vivisection experiments on thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians. Chinese people who rebelled against the Japanese occupation were arrested and sent to Pingfan where they became human guinea pigs; there is evidence that some Russian prisoners were also victims of medical atrocities. "I cut him open from the chest to the stomach and he screamed terribly and his face was all twisted in agony. He made this unimaginable sound, he was screaming so horribly. But then finally he stopped. This was all in a day's work for the surgeons, but it really left an impression on me because it was my first time." These prisoners were called 'maruta' (literally 'logs') by the Japanese. After succumbing to induced diseases — including bubonic plague, cholera, anthrax — the prisoners were usually dissected while still alive, their bodies then cremated within the compound. Tens of thousands died. The atrocities were committed by some of Japan’s most distinguished doctors recruited by Dr. Ishii.

1940

Four hundred prisoners in Chicago are infected with Malaria in order to study the effects of new and experimental drugs to combat the disease. Nazi doctors later on trial at Nuremberg will cite this American study to defend their own actions during the Holocaust.

1941

Sterilization experiments at Auschwitz.

1941-1945

Typhus experiments at Buchenwald and Natzweiler concentration camps.

1942-1945

According to congressional hearings held in Washington, D. C., in September 1986, former American POWs were among Ishii's experimental subjects. The hearings produced a litany of horror stories told by former American POWs. http://www.researchprotection.org/history/chronology.html 

1942

Harvard biochemist Edward Cohn injects sixty-four Massachusetts prisoners with beef blood in U.S. Navy-sponsored experiment.

High altitude or low pressure experiments at Dachau concentration camp.

Chemical Warfare Services begins mustard gas experiments on approximately 4,000 servicemen. The experiments continue until 1945 and made use of Seventh Day Adventists who chose to become human guinea pigs rather than serve on active duty.

1942-1943

Bone regeneration and transplantation experiments on female prisoners at Ravensbrueck concentration camp.

Coagulation experiments on Catholic priests at Dachau concentration camp.

Freezing experiments at Dachau concentration camp.

1942-1944

U.S. Chemical Warfare Service conducts mustard gas experiments on thousands of servicemen.

1942-1945

Malaria experiments at Dachau concentration camp on more than twelve hundred prisoners.

1943

Epidemic jaundice experiments at Natzweiler concentration camp.

Refrigeration experiment conducted on sixteen mentally disabled patients who were placed in refrigerated cabinets at 30 degree Fahrenheit, for 120 hours, at University of Cincinnati Hospital., "to study the effect of frigid temperature on mental disorders."

1942-1943

Phosphorus burn experiments at Buchenwald concentration camp.

In response to Japan's full-scale germ warfare program, the U.S. begins research on biological weapons at Fort Detrick, MD.

1944

Manhattan Project injection of 4.7 micrograms of plutonium into soldiers at Oak Ridge.

Seawater experiment on sixty Gypsies given only saltwater to drink at Dachau concentration camp.

U.S. Navy uses human subjects to test gas masks and clothing. Individuals were locked in a gas chamber and exposed to mustard gas and lewisite.

1944-1946

University of Chicago Medical School professor Dr. Alf Alving conducts malaria experiments on more than 400 Illinois prisoners.

1945

Manhattan Project injection of plutonium into three patients at Billings Hospital at University of Chicago.

Malaria experiment on 800 prisoners in Atlanta.

Project Paperclip is initiated. The U.S. State Department, Army intelligence, and the CIA recruit Nazi scientists and offer them immunity and secret identities in exchange for work on top secret government projects in the United States.

"Program F" is implemented by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). This is the most extensive U.S. study of the health effects of fluoride, which was the key chemical component in atomic bomb production. One of the most toxic chemicals known to man, fluoride, it is found, causes marked adverse effects to the central nervous system but much of the information is squelched in the name of national security because of fear that lawsuits would undermine full-scale production of atomic bombs.

1946

U.S. secret deal with Ishii and Unit 731 leaders cover up of germ warfare data based on human experimentation in exchange for immunity from war-crimes prosecution. A top-secret U.S. Army Far East Command report on Thompson's findings reads: "The value to the U.S. of Japanese biological weapons data is of such importance to national security as to far outweigh the value accruing from war-crimes prosecution." A 1956 FBI memorandum reveals that by the mid-1950s the U.S. knew everything about Ishii's human experiments but agreed not to prosecute in exchange for Japan's scientific data on germ warfare. (In other words, when it comes to human torture and sacrifice, even of American POW’S, the ends justify the means as far as the U.S. Government is concerned….and, the U.S. Government placed a very high value on knowledge of efficient ways to kill large numbers of people )

Opening of Nuremberg Doctors Trial.

1946-1953

Atomic Energy Commission and Quaker Oats-sponsored study of Fernald, Massachusetts residents fed breakfast cereal containing radioactive tracers.

1946

Patients in VA hospitals are used as guinea pigs for medical experiments. In order to allay suspicions, the order is given to change the word "experiments" to "investigations" or "observations" whenever reporting a medical study performed in one of the nation's veteran's hospitals.

1946-1974

The Atomic Energy Commission authorized a series of experiments in which radioactive materials are given to individuals in many cases without being informed they were the subject of an experiment, and in some cases without any expectation of a positive benefit to the subjects, who were selected from vulnerable populations such as the poor, elderly, and mentally retarded children (who were fed radioactive oatmeal without the consent of their parents), and also from students at UC-San Francisco. In 1993, the experiments were uncovered and made public. In 1996, the United States settled with the survivors for 4.9 million dollars.

1947

Judgment at Nuremberg Doctors Trial including ten point Nuremberg Code which begins: "The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential."

Colonel E.E. Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission issues a secret document (Document 07075001, January 8, 1947) stating that the agency will begin administering intravenous doses of radioactive substances to human subjects.

The CIA begins its study of LSD as a potential weapon for use by American intelligence. Human subjects (both civilian and military) are used with and without their knowledge.

1949

Intentional release of radiodine 131 and xenon 133 over Hanford Washington in Atomic Energy Commission field study called "Green Run."

Soviet Union's war crimes trial of Dr. Ishii's associates.

1949-1953

Atomic Energy Commission studies of mentally disabled school children fed radioactive isotopes at Fernald and Wrentham schools.

1950

Department of Defense begins plans to detonate nuclear weapons in desert areas and monitor downwind residents for medical problems and mortality rates.

In an experiment to determine how susceptible an American city would be to biological attack, the U.S. Navy sprays a cloud of bacteria from ships over San Francisco.

Monitoring devices are situated throughout the city in order to test the extent of infection. Many residents become ill with pneumonia-like symptoms.

Dr. Joseph Stokes of the University of Pennsylvania infects 200 women prisoners with viral hepatitis.

1951-1960

University of Pennsylvania under contract with U.S. Army conducts psychopharmacological experiments on hundreds of Pennsylvania prisoners.

1951

Department of Defense begins open air tests using disease-producing bacteria and viruses. Tests last through 1969 and there is concern that people in the surrounding areas have been exposed.

1952-1974

University of Pennsylvania dermatologist Dr. Albert Kligman conducts skin product experiments by the hundreds at Holmesburg Prison; "All I saw before me," he has said about his first visit to the prison, "were acres of skin."

1952

Henry Blauer injected with a fatal dose of mescaline at Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University per secret contract with Army Chemical Corps.

1953

Newborn Daniel Burton rendered blind at Brooklyn Doctor's Hospital during study on RLF and the use of oxygen

1953-1957

Oak Ridge-sponsored injection of uranium into eleven patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

1953

U.S. military releases clouds of zinc cadmium sulfide gas over Winnipeg, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Fort Wayne, the Monocacy River Valley in Maryland, and Leesburg, Virginia. Their intent is to determine how efficiently they could disperse chemical agents.

Joint Army-Navy-CIA experiments are conducted in which tens of thousands of people in New York and San Francisco are exposed to the airborne germs Serratia marcescens and Bacillus glogigii. The germs and chemicals used by the Army and Navy posed known health risks before and during the time of testing. This is documented in scientific studies cited in The Eleventh Plague by Leonard A. Cole and in Cole's previous book, Clouds of Secrecy: The Army's Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas.

CIA initiates Project MKULTRA at eighty institutions on hundreds of subjects. This is an eleven year research program designed to produce and test drugs and biological agents that would be used for mind control and behavior modification. Six of the subprojects involved testing the agents on unwitting human beings.

A declassified CIA document dated 7 Jan 1953[1] describes the experimental creation of multiple personality in two 19-year old girls. "These subjects have clearly demonstrated that they can pass from a fully awake state to a deep H [hypnotic] controlled state by telephone, by receiving written matter, or by the use of code, signal, or words, and that control of those hypnotized can be passed from one individual to another without great difficulty. It has also been shown by experimentation with these girls that they can act as unwilling couriers for information purposes."

1953-1970

U.S. Army experiments with LSD on soldiers at Fort Detrick, Md.

1954-1974

U.S. Army study of 2300 Seventh-Day Adventist soldiers in 150 experiments code named "Operation Whitecoat."

1955

The CIA, in an experiment to test its ability to infect human populations with biological agents, releases a bacteria withdrawn from the Army's biological warfare arsenal over Tampa Bay, Fl.

1955-1958

Army Chemical Corps continues LSD research, studying its potential use as a chemical incapacitating agent. More than 1,000 Americans participate in the tests, which continue until 1958.

1956

U.S. military releases mosquitoes infected with Yellow Fever over Savannah, Ga and Avon Park, Fl. Following each test, Army agents posing as public health officials test victims for effects.

Dr. Albert Sabin tests experimental polio vaccine on 133 prisoners in Ohio.

1958

LSD is tested on 95 volunteers at the Army's Chemical Warfare Laboratories for its effect on intelligence.

1958-1960

Injection of hepatitis into mentally disabled children at Willowbrook School on Staten Island in an attempt to find vaccine.

1958-1962

Spread of radioactive materials over Inupiat land in Point Hope, Alaska in Atomic Energy Commission field study code named "Project Chariot."

1959-1962

Harvard Professor Henry A. Murray conducts psychological deconstruction experiment on 22 undergraduates including Theodore Kaczynski, the result of which, at least according to writer Alton Chase, may have turned Kaczynski into the Unabomber.

1960

The Army Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) authorizes field testing of LSD in Europe and the Far East. Testing of the European population is code named Project THIRD CHANCE; testing of the Asian population is code named Project DERBY HAT.

1962-1980

Pharmaceutical companies conduct phase one safety testing of drugs almost exclusively on prisoners for small cash payments.

1962

Thalidomide withdrawn from the market after thousands of birth deformities blamed in part on misleading results of animal studies; the FDA thereafter requires three phases of human clinical trials before companies can release a drug on the market.

Injection of live cancer cells into elderly patients at Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital in Brooklyn.

Stanley Milgram conducts obedience research at Yale University. We’ve talked of Milgram’s experiment in a previous newsletter, and there is a link to a great online video on the subject that is very good. 

1963

NIH supported researcher transplants chimpanzee kidney into human in failed experiment.

Linda MacDonald was a victim of Dr. Ewen Cameron’s destructive mind control experiments in 1963. Dr. Cameron was at various times president of the American, Canadian, and World Psychiatric Associations. He used a "treatment" which involved intensive application of these brainwashing techniques; drug disinhibition, prolonged sleep treatment, and prolonged isolation, combined with ECT [Electro Convulsive Therapy] treatments. The amount of electricity introduced into Linda’s brain exceeded by 76.5 times the maximum amount recommended. Dr. Cameron’s technique resulted in permanent and complete amnesia. To this day, Linda is unable to remember anything from her birth to 1963. As recorded by nurses in her chart, she didn’t know her name and didn’t recognize her children. She couldn’t read, drive, or use a toilet. Not only did she not know her husband, she didn’t even know what a husband was. A class action suit against the CIA for Dr. Cameron’s MKULTRA experiments was settled out of court for $750,000, divided among eight plaintiffs in 1988.

1962-1980

Pharmaceutical companies conduct phase one safety testing of drugs almost exclusively on prisoners for small cash payments.

1963-1973

Dr. Carl Heller, a leading endocrinologist, conducts testicular irradiation experiments on prisoners in Oregon and Washington giving them $5 a month and $100 when they receive a vasectomy at the end of the trial.

1964

World Medical Association adopts Helsinki Declaration, asserting "The interests of science and society should never take precedence over the well being of the subject."

1965-1966

CIA and Department of Defense begin Project MKSEARCH, a program to develop a capability to manipulate human behavior through the use of mind-altering drugs.

University of Pennsylvania under contract with Dow Chemical conducts dioxin experiments: prisoners at the Holmesburg State Prison in Philadelphia are subjected to dioxin, the highly toxic chemical component of Agent Orange used in Viet Nam. The men are later studied for development of cancer, which indicates that Agent Orange had been a suspected carcinogen all along.

1966

CIA initiates Project MKOFTEN, a program to test the toxicological effects of certain drugs on humans and animals.

U.S. Army dispenses Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout the New York City subway system. More than a million civilians are exposed when army scientists drop light bulbs filled with the bacteria onto ventilation grates.

Henry Beecher's article "Ethics and Clinical Research" in New England Journal of Medicine.

U.S. Army introduces bacillus globigii into New York subway tunnels in field study.

NIH Office for Protection of Research Subjects ("OPRR") created and issues Policies for the Protection of Human Subjects calling for establishment of independent review bodies later known as Institutional Review Boards.

1967

British physician M.H. Pappworth publishes "Human Guinea Pigs," advising "No doctor has the right to choose martyrs for science or for the general good."

CIA and Department of Defense implement Project MKNAOMI, successor to MKULTRA and designed to maintain, stockpile and test biological and chemical weapons.

1968

CIA experiments with the possibility of poisoning drinking water by injecting chemicals into the water supply of the FDA in Washington, D.C.

1969

Dr. Robert MacMahan of the Department of Defense requests from congress $10 million to develop, within 5 to 10 years, a synthetic biological agent to which no natural immunity exists.

1970

Funding for the synthetic biological agent is obtained under H.R. 15090. The project, under the supervision of the CIA, is carried out by the Special Operations Division at Fort Detrick, the army's top secret biological weapons facility. Speculation is raised that molecular biology techniques are used to produce AIDS-like retroviruses.

United States intensifies its development of "ethnic weapons" (Military Review, Nov., 1970), designed to selectively target and eliminate specific ethnic groups who are susceptible due to genetic differences and variations in DNA.

1971

Dr. Zimbardo conducts Psychology of Prison Life experiment on students at Stanford University.

1973

Ad Hoc Advisory Panel issues Final Report of Tuskegee Syphilis Study, concluding "Society can no longer afford to leave the balancing of individual rights against scientific progress to the scientific community."

1974

National Research Act establishes National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects and upgrades OPRR Policies to Regulations to be known as "The Common Rule."

1975

The virus section of Fort Detrick's Center for Biological Warfare Research is renamed the Fredrick Cancer Research Facilities and placed under the supervision of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) . It is here that a special virus cancer program is initiated by the U.S. Navy, purportedly to develop cancer-causing viruses. It is also here that retrovirologists isolate a virus to which no immunity exists. It is later named HTLV (Human T-cell Leukemia Virus).

HHS promulgates Title 45 of Federal Regulations titled "Protection of Human Subjects," requiring appointment and utilization of IRBs.

1976

National Urban league holds National Conference on Human Experimentation, announcing "We don't want to kill science but we don't want science to kill, mangle and abuse us."

1977

Senate hearings on Health and Scientific Research confirm that 239 populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969. Some of the areas included San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Key West, Panama City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.

1978

Experimental Hepatitis B vaccine trials, conducted by the CDC, begin in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ads for research subjects specifically ask for promiscuous homosexual men.

1979

National Commission issues Belmont Report setting forth three basic ethical principles: respect for persons, beneficence, and justice.

1980

The FDA promulgates 21 CFR 50.44 prohibiting use of prisoners as subjects in clinical trials shifting phase one testing by pharmaceutical companies to non-prison population.

1981

First cases of AIDS are confirmed in homosexual men in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, triggering speculation that AIDS may have been introduced via the Hepatitis B vaccine.

1981

Leonard Whitlock suffers permanent brain damage after deep diving experiment at Duke University.

1985

According to the journal Science (227:173-177), HTLV and VISNA, a fatal sheep virus, are very similar, indicating a close taxonomic and evolutionary relationship.

1986

According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (83:4007-4011), HIV and VISNA are highly similar and share all structural elements, except for a small segment which is nearly identical to HTLV. This leads to speculation that HTLV and VISNA may have been linked to produce a new retrovirus to which no natural immunity exists.

A report to Congress reveals that the U.S. Government's current generation of biological agents includes: modified viruses, naturally occurring toxins, and agents that are altered through genetic engineering to change immunological character and prevent treatment by all existing vaccines.

1987

Department of Defense admits that, despite a treaty banning research and development of biological agents, it continues to operate research facilities at 127 facilities and universities around the nation.

Supreme Court decision in United States v. Stanley, 483 U.S. 669, holding soldier given LSD without his consent could not sue U.S. Army for damages.

1990

More than 1500 six-month old black and Hispanic babies in Los Angeles are given an "experimental" measles vaccine that had never been licensed for use in the United States. The Center for Disease Control later admits that parents were never informed that the vaccine being injected to their children was experimental.

The FDA grants Department of Defense waiver of Nuremberg Code for use of unapproved drugs and vaccines in Desert Shield.

1991

World Health Organization announces CIOMS Guidelines which set forth four ethical principles: respect for persons, beneficence, nonmalfeasance and justice.

Tony LaMadrid commits suicide after participating in study on relapse of schizophrenics withdrawn from medication at UCLA.

1994

With a technique called "gene tracking," Dr. Garth Nicolson at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX discovers that many returning Desert Storm veterans are infected with an altered strain of Mycoplasma incognitus, a microbe commonly used in the production of biological weapons. Incorporated into its molecular structure is 40 percent of the HIV protein coat, indicating that it had been man-made.

Senator John D. Rockefeller issues a report revealing that for at least 50 years the Department of Defense has used hundreds of thousands of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure to dangerous substances. Materials included mustard and nerve gas, ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and drugs used during the Gulf War.

1995

U.S. Government admits that it had offered Japanese war criminals and scientists who had performed human medical experiments salaries and immunity from prosecution in exchange for data on biological warfare research.

Dr. Garth Nicolson, uncovers evidence that the biological agents used during the Gulf War had been manufactured in Houston, TX and Boca Raton, Fl and tested on prisoners in the Texas Department of Corrections.

1996

Department of Defense admits that Desert Storm soldiers were exposed to chemical agents.

1997

Eighty-eight members of Congress sign a letter demanding an investigation into bioweapons use & Gulf War Syndrome.

1998

Three children die at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis during participation in clinical trial for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

1999

Veterans Administration shuts down all research at West Los Angeles Medical Center after allegations of medical research performed on patients who did not consent.

OPRR shuts down research at Duke University because of inadequate supervision of human subject experiments..

Year-old Gage Stevens dies at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh during participation in Propulsid clinical trial for infant acid reflux.

18-year-old Jesse Gelsinger dies after being injected with 37 trillion particles of adenovirus in gene therapy experiment at University of Pennsylvania. His death triggers a still-ongoing reevaluation of the conflicts of interest plaguing human subject research.

2000

University of Oklahoma melanoma trial halted for failure to follow government regulations and protocol.

OPRR becomes Office of Human Research Protection ("OHRP") and made part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

2001

Biotech company in Pennsylvania asks the FDA for permission to conduct placebo trials on infants in Latin America born with serious lung disease though such tests would be illegal in U.S.

Ellen Roche, a 24 year-old healthy volunteer, dies after inhaling hexamethonium in an asthma study at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. OHRP shuts down all research at Hopkins for four days.

Elaine Holden-Able, a healthy retired nurse, dies in Case Western University Alzheimer's experiment financed by the tobacco industry.

2003

FDA reports that, for the past four years, experiments on cancer patients were conducted at Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center by Paul Kornak who had no valid medical license and who repeatedly altered data and committed numerous violations of the protocols..

As I told you above, Rick believes that Modern Medicine is the worlds largest and most corrupt human experiment ever conducted. He sent me another article [http://www.survivreausida.net/article5922.html] in which the president of Health Educations AIDS Liaison, an advocacy group for HIV parents, Michael Ellner states, "They are torturing these kids, and it is nothing short of murder," referencing experimental treatment offered at Manhattan’s Incarnation Children’s Center in New York.

Biochemist Dr. David Rasnick, a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and an expert in AIDS medication, was outraged because the drugs, alone or combined, have "acute toxicity which could be fatal."

He said the drugs’ side effects include severe liver damage, cancerous tumors, severe anemia, muscle wasting, severe and life-threatening rashes and "buffalo hump," where fatty tissues accumulate behind the neck.

Rick adds:

What really makes this a horrible crime is that none of these children ever had AIDS until they started giving them the AIDS cocktails. These were kids that just tested positive for HIV antibodies which means absolutely nothing. The HIV lie is one of the biggest hoaxes in the world. Those antibodies are common and found in lots of people but more so in blacks than any other race. [I] Wonder what the intent here is?

Take away the AIDS drugs and the nitrate inhalers and AIDS would disappear. people aren't dying from AIDS, they're dying from the AIDS drugs.

They use antibodies as a marker for infection and then turn around and use the same antibodies as a marker for protection. If you've had a vaccination then antibodies mean protection. If you haven't, then they mean infection.

Yes, Rick, it's insane. Thanks for all the hard work.

References:

Human Experiments: A Chronology of Human Research by Vera Hassner Sharav 

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/pages/experimentation.html 

http://www.sskrplaw.com/bioethics/chronology.html 

The Secrets of Mind Control 

http://www.vaccinationnews.com/DailyNews/March2002/Tuskegee&MandatoryVax.htm 

The Secret History of Anthrax; Declassified documents show widespread experimentation in '40s, H.P. Albarelli Jr. www.WorldNetDaily.com  

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=25406 

http://www.sskrplaw.com/bioethics/chronology.html 

http://www.healthnewsnet.com/humanexperiments.html 

 

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