Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Being a human guinea pug

Imagine being a human guinea pig, to me it sounds like it wouldnt be much fun but some people where treated very badly some giving themselves to be tested on and others not.

I found this information on the SBS television website.

In the 1930s, Japan’s notorious Unit 731 carried out brutal experiments on the population of recently-invaded Manchuria. Whole villages and towns were deliberately infected with plague, and sufferers were dissected alive.
Prisoners of war were shot and operated on without anaesthetic so army doctors could practise field surgery. In World War II Germany, concentration camp doctors like Josef Mengele selected twins and Romany prisoners for obscure medical experiments, and killed enemy prisoners in low temperature or high altitude tests, supposedly to protect their own sailors and airmen.

After the war, many Nazi 'Doctors of Death' were brought to justice.

But in Japan the head of Unit 731 cut a deal with US intelligence; the Americans knew they could never replicate biological data gained through experiments on humans.

It was the start of a chemical arms race, reaching its peak in the 1960s and '70s with LSD as the mind-control secret weapon of both sides, intended to cripple the enemy without firing a shot. The US showed drugs experiments in army-sponsored TV documentaries.
The film has a moving and shocking interview with a Japanese doctor who operated on anaesthetised prisoners.
A captured US pilot is seen making an apparently false confession in Korea. A Czech military chemist explains how chemical weapons are deployed, and a victim of a drug-fuelled interrogation describes the experience.

At Mcgill University, trials were held to determine how long a person could exist without some sensory stimuli. Imagine having all your senses taken away from you, it is like some people out there have a sick mind and dont care about humans at all, and as long as they dont get hurt they dont care.

Some CIA tests ended fatally. LSD was used as an interrogation drug by the US military, Experiments were conducted on volunteers, but often subjects received drugs without their knowledge. Many experiments ended fatally. In addition to LSD, a number of other substances were used in the experiments, including panic or chaos-producing torture drugs, truth drugs and trusting drugs (known today as ecstasy)

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki led the Americans to gather data for nuclear war. As a result, a separate research organisation was founded. American doctors examined the Japanese victims, but offered no assistance. Their findings were subject to confidentiality.

In the US, during the Vietnam War, there was an agreement between the Seventh-Day Adventist church and the armed forced.Members of the church could refuse military service if they became subjects of experiments. They were, for example infected with anthrax in order to improve treatments for it. The US armed forces claim these experiments were ethically sound because the victims consented.

I live in Australia and even though i have written about what America has done, maybe the same was done in Australia, i dont want people thinking i am saying that America is bad, there are bad people in each country.