Human Guinea Pig

If you think that medical experiments on humans are just myths, and can only happen in movies, because you watch a lot of them and love entertainment very much… you are dead wrong.

AP – FILE - In this June 25, 1945 picture, army doctors expose patients to malaria-carrying mosquitoes in …

Recently, an AP article titled “Past medical testing on humans revealed” was posted on Yahoo here.

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.

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