Human Medical Experimentation
Without knowing, humans in the past, in the present, and possibly in the future have been unaware of the medical tests that have and will be administrated upon them. There are many reasons worthy of attention, good and bad. Humans are very curious at why, how, and what happens if limits are pushed. Most of the time we decide limits for other people, such as our children, we protect them and teach them our known boundaries and limits. As humans mature, the boundaries and limits are stretched and new boundaries are set in place. Some people use moral values to set their own limits. Laws and principles are formed by the limits we humans set for every human in that particular area or society. Concerning the safety of a whole society, sometimes humans push these limits to discover whether or not an issue is a threat. This is the time human testing takes place. Soviet human nuclear experiments have been unofficially reported that 45,000 Soviet soldiers were deliberately exposed in the year 1954 to radiation from a 40,000 ton atomic bomb weapon from 25,000 feet above the ground. This experiment was designed to test military hardware and soldiers in case of a nuclear attack. British newspapers report that nearly 6,000 stillborn babies and dead infants were sent from Canada, Hong Kong, South America, Australia, the US and UK without parent’s permission for use in nuclear experiments between the years of 1940 and 1970. According to reports, the US Department of Energy were using these bodies and body parts for tests involving the radioactivity levels of Strontium 90 in humans (Ong, n.d.). In 1911 Dr. Hideyo Nogushi of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research published data on giving an inactive syphilis preparation to 146 hospital patients to develop a skin test for syphilis. In 1919 inmates of San Quentin State Prison were the subjects of testicular transplant experiments. Recently executed inmates had their testicles transplanted...
References: Ong, C. (n.d.). Human Nuclear Experiments. Retrieved September 27, 2011, from Nuclear Files: http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/ethics/issues/scientific/human-nuclear-experiments.htm
Veracity, D. (2006, March 6). Human Medical Experimentation in the United States: The Shocking True History of Modern Medicine and Psychiatry . Retrieved September 27, 2011, from Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/019187.html
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