10 Most Dangerous Science Experiments Ever Carried out Humans
Doctors who murdered their patients, surgery without anaesthesia and illegal government research all feature on this shocking experiments.
Living in the 21st century means privileged to see recent medical advancements that have led to the eradication of deadly diseases. Heart disease and cancer continue to claim many lives on planet. Scientists continue to strive to find a cure to stop other incurable diseases. 10 Most Dangerous Science Experiments, unravels the most inhumane human experiments conducted.
101960s: Agent Orange Shots
US prisoners were secretly injected with dioxins used in chemical weapons to see how it affected human skin. Given to 468 times the agreed dose, victims got irreversible acne and painful pustules all over their bodies.
091200s: The “Forbidden experiment”
To determine the origins of language, Holy Roman emperor Frederick II raised infants without human interaction. Hoping they´d reveal the speech of Adam and Eve, the children grew up mute.
081950s: Operation midnight climax
For a drug study, prostitutes on the CIA payroll secretly dosed clients in brothels with LSD. The high doses caused one policeman to lose his mind and perform an armed robbery.
071946-1948 Guatemalan Syphilis
The USA infected Guatemalan prisoners with syphilis to see if it´s curable without treatment. 5500 patients developed sores, coordination problems and growths after being infected by prostitutes and injections.
061940s: Sulfonamide study
Nazis tested antibacterial treatments of war injuries by replicating battlefield wounds on prisoners. They sliced and shot bullets into limbs, rubbed broken glass into wounds and infected them with bacteria.
051940s: Unit 731 – Vivisection
Japanese scientists performed vivisections on prisoners without anesthetic to study disease. Prisoner´s torsos were sliced open then rubbed with typhus and cholera – survivors were strangled with rope.
041862: Facial electrocution
Neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocuted patients through the face to study human expressions. One man endured 100 sessions, as his bell´s pals kept his expressions long enough to photograph.
031931: Cancer shots
Doctor Cornelius Rhoads infected Puerto Rican patients with cancer cells in an attempt to destroy the nation. He killed 13 patients before he was caught – then later won the 1955 American cancer society award.
021954: Project 4.1
US tested atom bombs on the Marshall Islands, exposing inhabitants to nuclear fallout. Victims were denied treatment instead the US studied their radioactive cancers and forced them to leave the island.
011970s – 1980s: The Aversion project
During apartheid, South Africa tried to “cure” gay army conscripts and eradicate homosexuality from society. Hundreds were castrated and given forced sex reassignment surgery to make them women.