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Shocking Details Revealed About U.S. Medical Experiments
08-30-2011, 11:27 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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The Guatemala experiments are already considered one of the darker episodes of medical research in U.S. history, but panel members say the new information indicates that the researchers were unusually unethical, even when placed into the historical context of a different era.

"The researchers put their own medical advancement first and human decency a far second," said Anita Allen, a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

From 1946-48, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Pan American Sanitary Bureau worked with several Guatemalan government agencies to do medical research – paid for by the U.S. government – that involved deliberately exposing people to sexually transmitted diseases.

The researchers apparently were trying to see if penicillin, then relatively new, could prevent infections in the 1,300 people exposed to syphilis, gonorrhea or chancroid. Those infected included soldiers, prostitutes, prisoners and mental patients with syphilis.

For example, seven women with epilepsy, who were housed at Guatemala's Asilo de Alienados (Home for the Insane), were injected with syphilis below the back of the skull, a risky procedure. The researchers thought the new infection might somehow help cure epilepsy. The women each got bacterial meningitis, probably as a result of the unsterile injections, but were treated.

Perhaps the most disturbing details involved a female syphilis patient with an undisclosed terminal illness. The researchers, curious to see the impact of an additional infection, infected her with gonorrhea in her eyes and elsewhere. Six months later she died.

Dr. Amy Gutmann, head of the commission, described the case as "chillingly egregious."

The commission is working on a second report examining federally funded international studies to make sure current research is being done ethically.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29...41284.html

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08-30-2011, 11:39 AM #2
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The American people whose tax dollars paid for this were of course not consulted. Now that's freedom baby, freedom to spread the disease and kill people in a manner no different from war.

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08-30-2011, 04:03 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I guarantee there were/are far worse studies/experiments than this going on.

Ever see the movie Jacobs Ladder?

That happened. As I was told, the gov was giving seriously heavy doses of LSD to a group of isolated soldiers in Nam. They were easily the most effective killing machine. Then the war ended and they were eliminated. Couldn't very well bring 'em home.

And you know it gets worse than that.

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08-30-2011, 04:12 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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(08-30-2011, 04:03 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  Ever see the movie Jacobs Ladder?

Yup, one of my favorites thumbsup.gif

And yes, it's probably just scratching the surface...
08-30-2011, 04:20 PM #5
yankees skier
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Big Pharma and the CIA have been partners for some time now.

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08-30-2011, 04:25 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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If by Big Pharma and the CIA you mean Big Pharma and the USGov, then yes.

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I see the CIA as sort of the covert lab assistants.


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Wait... that's not ğkking funny...

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I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
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