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|1845-1849||J. Marion Sims, the "Father of Gynecology" in the United States, conducts gynecological experiments on slaves in South Carolina. You can read more on Dr Sims in our Biographies.|
|1874||Cincinnati physician Roberts Bartholow conducts brain surgery experiments on Mary Rafferty, a 30 year-old domestic servant dying of an infected ulcer.|
|1892||Albert Neisser injects women with serum from patients with Syphilis, infecting half of them.|
|1896||Dr. Arthur Wentworth performs spinal taps on 29 children at Children's Hospital in Boston to determine if procedure is harmful.|
|1900||Walter Reed injects 22 Spanish immigrant workers in Cuba with the agent for yellow fever paying them $100 if they survive and $200 if they contract the disease.|
|1906||Dr. Richard Strong, a professor of tropical medicine at Harvard, experiments with cholera on prisoners in the Philippines killing thirteen.|
|1915||U.S. Public Health Office induces pellagra in twelve Mississippi prisoners. All the prisoners are, however, volunteers and after the experiment they are cured (with proper diet) and released from prison. You can read about it here, in our History of Vitamins.|
|1919-1922||Testicular transplant experiments on five hundred prisoners at San Quentin|
|1931||In America, Dr. Cornelius Rhoads, under the auspices of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations, infects human subjects with cancer cells. He later goes on to establish the U.S. Army Biological Warfare facilities in Maryland, Utah, and Panama, and is named to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. While there, he begins a series of radiation exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital patients.|
|1932||The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
begins. 200 black men diagnosed with syphilis are never told of their
illness, are denied treatment, and instead are used as human guinea pigs
in order to follow the progression and symptoms of the disease. They all
subsequently die from syphilis, their families never told that they
could have been treated.
This is one subject we will cover in depth some day soon.
|1935||The Pellagra Incident. After millions of individuals die from Pellagra over a span of two decades, the U.S. Public Health Service finally acts to stem the disease. The director of the agency admits it had known for at least 20 years that Pellagra is caused by a niacin deficiency but failed to act since most of the deaths occurred within poverty-stricken black populations.|
|1940||Four hundred prisoners in Chicago are infected with Malaria in order to study the effects of new and experimental drugs to combat the disease. Nazi doctors later on trial at Nuremberg will cite this American study to defend their own actions during the Holocaust.|
|1942||Harvard biochemist Edward
Cohn injects sixty-four Massachusetts prisoners with beef blood in U.S.
Chemical Warfare Services begins mustard gas experiments on approximately 4,000 servicemen. The experiments continue until 1945 and made use of Seventh Day Adventists who chose to become human guinea pigs rather than serve on active duty.
|1942-1944||U.S. Chemical Warfare Service conducts mustard gas experiments on thousands of servicemen.|
|1943||Refrigeration experiment conducted on sixteen mentally disabled patients who were placed in refrigerated cabinets at 30 degree Fahrenheit, for 120 hours, at University of Cincinnati Hospital., "to study the effect of frigid temperature on mental disorders."|
|1942-1943||The U.S. begins research on biological weapons at Fort Detrick, MD.|
|1944||Manhattan Project injection
of 4.7 micrograms of plutonium into soldiers at Oak Ridge.
U.S. Navy uses human subjects to test gas masks and clothing. Individuals were locked in a gas chamber and exposed to mustard gas and lewisite.
|1944-1946||University of Chicago Medical School professor Dr. Alf Alving conducts malaria experiments on more than 400 Illinois prisoners.|
|1945||Manhattan Project injection
of plutonium into three patients at Billings Hospital at University of
Malaria experiment on 800 prisoners in Atlanta.
Project Paperclip is initiated. The U.S. State Department, Army intelligence, and the CIA recruit Nazi scientists and offer them immunity and secret identities in exchange for work on top secret government projects in the United States.
"Program F" is implemented by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). This is the most extensive U.S. study of the health effects of fluoride, which was the key chemical component in atomic bomb production. One of the most toxic chemicals known to man, fluoride, it is found, causes marked adverse effects to the central nervous system but much of the information is squelched in the name of national security because of fear that lawsuits would undermine full-scale production of atomic bombs.
|1946||U.S. secret deal with Ishii and Unit 731 leaders cover up of germ warfare data based on human experimentation in exchange for immunity from war-crimes prosecution. A top-secret U.S. Army Far East Command report on Thompson's findings reads: "The value to the U.S. of Japanese biological weapons data is of such importance to national security as to far outweigh the value accruing from war-crimes prosecution." A 1956 FBI memorandum reveals that by the mid-1950s the U.S. knew everything about Ishii's human experiments but agreed not to prosecute in exchange for Japan's scientific data on germ warfare. (In other words, when it comes to human torture and sacrifice, even of American POWíS, the ends justify the means as far as the U.S. Government is concernedÖ.and, the U.S. Government placed a very high value on knowledge of efficient ways to kill large numbers of people )|
|1946-1953||Atomic Energy Commission and Quaker Oats-sponsored study of Fernald, Massachusetts residents fed breakfast cereal containing radioactive tracers.|
|1946||Patients in VA hospitals are used as guinea pigs for medical experiments. In order to allay suspicions, the order is given to change the word "experiments" to "investigations" or "observations" whenever reporting a medical study performed in one of the nation's veteran's hospitals.|
|1946-1974||The Atomic Energy Commission authorized a series of experiments in which radioactive materials are given to individuals in many cases without being informed they were the subject of an experiment, and in some cases without any expectation of a positive benefit to the subjects, who were selected from vulnerable populations such as the poor, elderly, and mentally retarded children (who were fed radioactive oatmeal without the consent of their parents), and also from students at UC-San Francisco. In 1993, the experiments were uncovered and made public. In 1996, the United States settled with the survivors for 4.9 million dollars.|
|1947||Judgment at Nuremberg
Doctors Trial including ten point Nuremberg Code which begins: "The
voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential."
Colonel E.E. Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission issues a secret document (Document 07075001, January 8, 1947) stating that the agency will begin administering intravenous doses of radioactive substances to human subjects.
The CIA begins its study of LSD as a potential weapon for use by American intelligence. Human subjects (both civilian and military) are used with and without their knowledge.
|1949||Intentional release of
radiodine 131 and xenon 133 over Hanford Washington in Atomic Energy
Commission field study called "Green Run."
Soviet Union's war crimes trial of Dr. Ishii's associates.
|1949-1953||Atomic Energy Commission studies of mentally disabled school children fed radioactive isotopes at Fernald and Wrentham schools.|
|1950||Department of Defense begins
plans to detonate nuclear weapons in desert areas and monitor downwind
residents for medical problems and mortality rates.
In an experiment to determine how susceptible an American city would be to biological attack, the U.S. Navy sprays a cloud of bacteria from ships over San Francisco.
Monitoring devices are situated throughout the city in order to test the extent of infection. Many residents become ill with pneumonia-like symptoms.
Dr. Joseph Stokes of the University of Pennsylvania infects 200 women prisoners with viral hepatitis.
|1951-1960||University of Pennsylvania under contract with U.S. Army conducts psychopharmacological experiments on hundreds of Pennsylvania prisoners.|
|1951||Department of Defense begins open air tests using disease-producing bacteria and viruses. Tests last through 1969 and there is concern that people in the surrounding areas have been exposed.|
|1952-1974||University of Pennsylvania dermatologist Dr. Albert Kligman conducts skin product experiments by the hundreds at Holmesburg Prison; "All I saw before me," he has said about his first visit to the prison, "were acres of skin."|
|1952||Henry Blauer injected with a fatal dose of mescaline at Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University per secret contract with Army Chemical Corps.|
|1953||Newborn Daniel Burton rendered blind at Brooklyn Doctor's Hospital during study on RLF and the use of oxygen|
|1953-1957||Oak Ridge-sponsored injection of uranium into eleven patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.|
|1953||U.S. military releases
clouds of zinc cadmium sulfide gas over Winnipeg, St. Louis,
Minneapolis, Fort Wayne, the Monocacy River Valley in Maryland, and
Leesburg, Virginia. Their intent is to determine how efficiently they
could disperse chemical agents.
Joint Army-Navy-CIA experiments are conducted in which tens of thousands of people in New York and San Francisco are exposed to the airborne germs Serratia marcescens and Bacillus glogigii. The germs and chemicals used by the Army and Navy posed known health risks before and during the time of testing. This is documented in scientific studies cited in The Eleventh Plague by Leonard A. Cole and in Cole's previous book, Clouds of Secrecy: The Army's Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas.
CIA initiates Project MKULTRA at eighty institutions on hundreds of subjects. This is an eleven year research program designed to produce and test drugs and biological agents that would be used for mind control and behavior modification. Six of the subprojects involved testing the agents on unwitting human beings.
A declassified CIA document dated 7 Jan 1953 describes the experimental creation of multiple personality in two 19-year old girls. "These subjects have clearly demonstrated that they can pass from a fully awake state to a deep H [hypnotic] controlled state by telephone, by receiving written matter, or by the use of code, signal, or words, and that control of those hypnotized can be passed from one individual to another without great difficulty. It has also been shown by experimentation with these girls that they can act as unwilling couriers for information purposes."
|1953-1970||U.S. Army experiments with LSD on soldiers at Fort Detrick, Md.|
|1954-1974||U.S. Army study of 2300 Seventh-Day Adventist soldiers in 150 experiments code named "Operation Whitecoat."|
|1955||The CIA, in an experiment to test its ability to infect human populations with biological agents, releases a bacteria withdrawn from the Army's biological warfare arsenal over Tampa Bay, Fl.|
|1955-1958||Army Chemical Corps continues LSD research, studying its potential use as a chemical incapacitating agent. More than 1,000 Americans participate in the tests, which continue until 1958.|
|1956||U.S. military releases
mosquitoes infected with Yellow Fever over Savannah, Ga and Avon Park,
Fl. Following each test, Army agents posing as public health officials
test victims for effects.
Dr. Albert Sabin tests experimental polio vaccine on 133 prisoners in Ohio.
|1958||LSD is tested on 95 volunteers at the Army's Chemical Warfare Laboratories for its effect on intelligence.|
|1958-1960||Injection of hepatitis into mentally disabled children at Willowbrook School on Staten Island in an attempt to find vaccine.|
|1958-1962||Spread of radioactive materials over Inupiat land in Point Hope, Alaska in Atomic Energy Commission field study code named "Project Chariot."|
|1959-1962||Harvard Professor Henry A. Murray conducts psychological deconstruction experiment on 22 undergraduates including Theodore Kaczynski, the result of which, at least according to writer Alton Chase, may have turned Kaczynski into the Unabomber.|
|1960||The Army Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) authorizes field testing of LSD in Europe and the Far East. Testing of the European population is code named Project THIRD CHANCE; testing of the Asian population is code named Project DERBY HAT.|
|1962-1980||Pharmaceutical companies conduct phase one safety testing of drugs almost exclusively on prisoners for small cash payments.|
|1962||Thalidomide withdrawn from
the market after thousands of birth deformities blamed in part on
misleading results of animal studies; the FDA thereafter requires three
phases of human clinical trials before companies can release a drug on
Injection of live cancer cells into elderly patients at Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital in Brooklyn.
Stanley Milgram conducts obedience research at Yale University. Weíve talked of Milgramís experiment in a previous newsletter, and there is a link to a great online video on the subject that is very good.
|1963||NIH supported researcher
transplants chimpanzee kidney into human in failed experiment.
Linda MacDonald was a victim of Dr. Ewen Cameronís destructive mind control experiments in 1963. Dr. Cameron was at various times president of the American, Canadian, and World Psychiatric Associations. He used a "treatment" which involved intensive application of these brainwashing techniques; drug disinhibition, prolonged sleep treatment, and prolonged isolation, combined with ECT [Electro Convulsive Therapy] treatments. The amount of electricity introduced into Lindaís brain exceeded by 76.5 times the maximum amount recommended. Dr. Cameronís technique resulted in permanent and complete amnesia. To this day, Linda is unable to remember anything from her birth to 1963. As recorded by nurses in her chart, she didnít know her name and didnít recognize her children. She couldnít read, drive, or use a toilet. Not only did she not know her husband, she didnít even know what a husband was. A class action suit against the CIA for Dr. Cameronís MKULTRA experiments was settled out of court for $750,000, divided among eight plaintiffs in 1988.
|1962-1980||Pharmaceutical companies conduct phase one safety testing of drugs almost exclusively on prisoners for small cash payments.|
|1963-1973||Dr. Carl Heller, a leading endocrinologist, conducts testicular irradiation experiments on prisoners in Oregon and Washington giving them $5 a month and $100 when they receive a vasectomy at the end of the trial.|
|1964||World Medical Association adopts Helsinki Declaration, asserting "The interests of science and society should never take precedence over the well being of the subject."|
|1965-1966||CIA and Department of
Defense begin Project MKSEARCH, a program to develop a capability to
manipulate human behavior through the use of mind-altering drugs.
University of Pennsylvania under contract with Dow Chemical conducts dioxin experiments: prisoners at the Holmesburg State Prison in Philadelphia are subjected to dioxin, the highly toxic chemical component of Agent Orange used in Viet Nam. The men are later studied for development of cancer, which indicates that Agent Orange had been a suspected carcinogen all along.
|1966||CIA initiates Project
MKOFTEN, a program to test the toxicological effects of certain drugs on
humans and animals.
U.S. Army dispenses Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout the New York City subway system. More than a million civilians are exposed when army scientists drop light bulbs filled with the bacteria onto ventilation grates.
Henry Beecher's article "Ethics and Clinical Research" in New England Journal of Medicine.
U.S. Army introduces bacillus globigii into New York subway tunnels in field study.
NIH Office for Protection of Research Subjects ("OPRR") created and issues Policies for the Protection of Human Subjects calling for establishment of independent review bodies later known as Institutional Review Boards.
|1967||British physician M.H.
Pappworth publishes "Human Guinea Pigs," advising "No doctor has the
right to choose martyrs for science or for the general good."
CIA and Department of Defense implement Project MKNAOMI, successor to MKULTRA and designed to maintain, stockpile and test biological and chemical weapons.
|1968||CIA experiments with the possibility of poisoning drinking water by injecting chemicals into the water supply of the FDA in Washington, D.C.|
|1969||Dr. Robert MacMahan of the Department of Defense requests from congress $10 million to develop, within 5 to 10 years, a synthetic biological agent to which no natural immunity exists.|
|1970||Funding for the synthetic
biological agent is obtained under H.R. 15090. The project, under the
supervision of the CIA, is carried out by the Special Operations
Division at Fort Detrick, the army's top secret biological weapons
facility. Speculation is raised that molecular biology techniques are
used to produce AIDS-like retroviruses.
United States intensifies its development of "ethnic weapons" (Military Review, Nov., 1970), designed to selectively target and eliminate specific ethnic groups who are susceptible due to genetic differences and variations in DNA.
|1971||Dr. Zimbardo conducts Psychology of Prison Life experiment on students at Stanford University.|
|1973||Ad Hoc Advisory Panel issues Final Report of Tuskegee Syphilis Study, concluding "Society can no longer afford to leave the balancing of individual rights against scientific progress to the scientific community."|
|1974||National Research Act establishes National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects and upgrades OPRR Policies to Regulations to be known as "The Common Rule."|
|1975||The virus section of Fort
Detrick's Center for Biological Warfare Research is renamed the Fredrick
Cancer Research Facilities and placed under the supervision of the
National Cancer Institute (NCI) . It is here that a special virus cancer
program is initiated by the U.S. Navy, purportedly to develop
cancer-causing viruses. It is also here that retrovirologists isolate a
virus to which no immunity exists. It is later named HTLV (Human T-cell
HHS promulgates Title 45 of Federal Regulations titled "Protection of Human Subjects," requiring appointment and utilization of IRBs.
|1976||National Urban league holds National Conference on Human Experimentation, announcing "We don't want to kill science but we don't want science to kill, mangle and abuse us."|
|1977||Senate hearings on Health and Scientific Research confirm that 239 populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969. Some of the areas included San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Key West, Panama City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.|
|1978||Experimental Hepatitis B vaccine trials, conducted by the CDC, begin in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ads for research subjects specifically ask for promiscuous homosexual men.|
|1979||National Commission issues Belmont Report setting forth three basic ethical principles: respect for persons, beneficence, and justice.|
|1980||The FDA promulgates 21 CFR 50.44 prohibiting use of prisoners as subjects in clinical trials shifting phase one testing by pharmaceutical companies to non-prison population.|
|1981||First cases of AIDS are confirmed in homosexual men in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, triggering speculation that AIDS may have been introduced via the Hepatitis B vaccine.|
|1981||Leonard Whitlock suffers permanent brain damage after deep diving experiment at Duke University.|
|1985||According to the journal Science (227:173-177), HTLV and VISNA, a fatal sheep virus, are very similar, indicating a close taxonomic and evolutionary relationship.|
|1986||According to the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (83:4007-4011), HIV
and VISNA are highly similar and share all structural elements, except
for a small segment which is nearly identical to HTLV. This leads to
speculation that HTLV and VISNA may have been linked to produce a new
retrovirus to which no natural immunity exists.
A report to Congress reveals that the U.S. Government's current generation of biological agents includes: modified viruses, naturally occurring toxins, and agents that are altered through genetic engineering to change immunological character and prevent treatment by all existing vaccines.
|1987||Department of Defense admits
that, despite a treaty banning research and development of biological
agents, it continues to operate research facilities at 127 facilities
and universities around the nation.
Supreme Court decision in United States v. Stanley, 483 U.S. 669, holding soldier given LSD without his consent could not sue U.S. Army for damages.
|1990||More than 1500 six-month old
black and Hispanic babies in Los Angeles are given an "experimental"
measles vaccine that had never been licensed for use in the United
States. The Center for Disease Control later admits that parents were
never informed that the vaccine being injected to their children was
The FDA grants Department of Defense waiver of Nuremberg Code for use of unapproved drugs and vaccines in Desert Shield.
|1991||World Health Organization
announces CIOMS Guidelines which set forth four ethical principles:
respect for persons, beneficence, nonmalfeasance and justice.
Tony LaMadrid commits suicide after participating in study on relapse of schizophrenics withdrawn from medication at UCLA.
|1994||With a technique called
"gene tracking," Dr. Garth Nicolson at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in
Houston, TX discovers that many returning Desert Storm veterans are
infected with an altered strain of Mycoplasma incognitus, a microbe
commonly used in the production of biological weapons. Incorporated into
its molecular structure is 40 percent of the HIV protein coat,
indicating that it had been man-made.
Senator John D. Rockefeller issues a report revealing that for at least 50 years the Department of Defense has used hundreds of thousands of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure to dangerous substances. Materials included mustard and nerve gas, ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and drugs used during the Gulf War.
|1995||U.S. Government admits that
it had offered Japanese war criminals and scientists who had performed
human medical experiments salaries and immunity from prosecution in
exchange for data on biological warfare research.
Dr. Garth Nicolson, uncovers evidence that the biological agents used during the Gulf War had been manufactured in Houston, TX and Boca Raton, Fl and tested on prisoners in the Texas Department of Corrections.
|1996||Department of Defense admits that Desert Storm soldiers were exposed to chemical agents.|
|1997||Eighty-eight members of Congress sign a letter demanding an investigation into bioweapons use & Gulf War Syndrome.|
|1998||Three children die at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis during participation in clinical trial for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.|
shuts down all research at West Los Angeles Medical Center after
allegations of medical research performed on patients who did not
OPRR shuts down research at Duke University because of inadequate supervision of human subject experiments..
Year-old Gage Stevens dies at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh during participation in Propulsid clinical trial for infant acid reflux.
18-year-old Jesse Gelsinger dies after being injected with 37 trillion particles of adenovirus in gene therapy experiment at University of Pennsylvania. His death triggers a still-ongoing reevaluation of the conflicts of interest plaguing human subject research.
|2000||University of Oklahoma
melanoma trial halted for failure to follow government regulations and
OPRR becomes Office of Human Research Protection ("OHRP") and made part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
|2001||Biotech company in
Pennsylvania asks the FDA for permission to conduct placebo trials on
infants in Latin America born with serious lung disease though such
tests would be illegal in U.S.
Ellen Roche, a 24 year-old healthy volunteer, dies after inhaling hexamethonium in an asthma study at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. OHRP shuts down all research at Hopkins for four days.
Elaine Holden-Able, a healthy retired nurse, dies in Case Western University Alzheimer's experiment financed by the tobacco industry.
|2003||FDA reports that, for the past four years, experiments on cancer patients were conducted at Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center by Paul Kornak who had no valid medical license and who repeatedly altered data and committed numerous violations of the protocols..|
Above Ref. http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/history/experiments.htm
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Secret & Illegal CIA Mind Control Programs
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