10.EXPERIMENTS DURING DEVELOPMENT FOR AGENT ORANGE
During the Vietnam War (1961 to 1971) the United States enhanced their possibilities and applied new tactics in order to win the war. Agent Orange, a bio chemical weapon was one of the most prominent ones. It is a complex chemical compound weapon made from herbicide and defoliant. But before any of this was put out in the field, it was tested on the prisoners under the guidance of Dr. Albert Kligman and this research was funded by the U.S Army and Dow.
When it was first tested, the victims would be injected with the chemical which resulted in some serious chloracne. It was assumed that this would be the only reaction of this experiment but many decades later, several birth defects and major spine issue were found. While these were only tests, Agent Orange was employed on a much larger scale when it was used during the Vietnam War to clear forests and land. It is estimated that almost 4 million people were exposed to this dangerous bio chemical weapon.
9.POISON EXPERIMENTS BY THE SOVIETS
While every other country was out experimenting on humans during the World War, the Soviets decided that they weren’t to be left behind anyone either. The chamber that was used by Soviet researchers was actually a secret lab for the creation of deadly weapons with the use of poisonous chemical compounds. One of the biggest tasks that the Soviets wanted to achieve was the creation of a poison that would get the job done but also couldn’t be traced.
This resulted in the creation of the C-2, a poison that not only killed its victim but was not visible during an autopsy. The subjects of this research were prisoners from Gulags who would not survive a poisonous doze and would die within 15 minutes.
This was not all though as Sulfur mustard, ricin, curare and digitoxin were also tested on prisoners here. They would be categorized by their age groups as the resistance of human body varies age to age.
8.THE AVERSION PROJECT FOR HOMOSEXUALS
In South Africa back in 1970’s the Aversion Project conducted by the South African army was one of the strangest and worst human experiments in history. While it was termed as research but it was more an act of exploitation or oppression. They proceeded without any kind of concealment and prevarication as they subjected their own soldiers.
Anyone with even the slightest possibility of being a homosexual was selected without his/her consent and was then sent to a military psychiatric unit for the purpose of horrendous experiments.
During this research cells, various medications and treatments were forced on the victims which also included shock therapy and hormones. If these didn’t work then synthetic emasculation and sex reassignment surgeries would be performed.
7.CONDUCTING OPERATION MIDNIGHT CLIMAX
The operation Midnight Climax experiment was a bit different from the others but it was equally unethical. The CIA decided to conduct this experiment throughout the major cities like New York and San Francisco. In this experiment, special rooms were arranged where the real researchers could hide behind the “two-way mirror” to observe the apparent and obscure reactive behaviors of their victims.
To get this done, the folks at CIA hired some prostitutes to lure their possible clients. When brought back to the rooms, the clients were dosed with LSD and a combination of other drugs. Most of the victims used to be unaware of what was happening while the researchers recorded important data. Some of them even went ahead and called the whole experiment a lot of fun.
6.THE TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS STUDY
This experiment was said to be done for research purposes as some of the others on this list but in actual, it was more comparable to racial discrimination. Between 1932 and 1972, a few researchers decided to use African Americans as test subjects. They were injected with a sexually transmitted disease, more specifically Syphilis without any official consent according to all the records. Since Syphilis is an STD, it affects not only the victims but anyone that they sexually come into contact with.
Around 400 illiterate African Americans were chosen for this experiment during the above-mentioned timeline. Some of the few included assurances were of proper medical treatment and burial arrangements. More than 120 males died as a direct result of the experiment and several women were effected by this disease. As a result, twenty children inherited Syphilis.