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Recent Barbaric Experiments in Medicine

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Posted By Dr. Mercola
October 12, 2010

The following scientific experiments are considered sick, unethical or just plain sadistic by today's standards:


* scientific experiment1939 ‘Monster Study,’ which involved berating and ridiculing children.

* World War II Porton Down Experiments, during which military servicemen were exposed to toxic nerve agents.

* Program F, which involved saturating public drinking water supplies in Newburgh, New York with high levels of fluoride for 12 years.

* 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, a “mock” study of volunteer prisoners and inmates carried out in the basement of Stanford University that caused lasting psychological trauma to many study participants.

* Milgram Experiment, which studied the effects of authority on human behavior.

* 1950s to 1970s Holmesburg Dermatological Experiments, which involved injecting Holmesburg prison inmates with cancer-causing chemicals like dioxin.

* 1950s – 1960s Project MKULTRA, which involved the CIA giving LSD and other mind-altering drugs to uninformed test subjects.

* 1960s Willowbrook Hepatitis Experiment, during which researcher Saul Krugman infected mentally disabled children with hepatitis B so he could develop vaccine for it.

* 1970s – 1980s Aversion Project, which involved inhuman experiments like electroshock therapy, castration and forced sex-change operations among those suspected of being homosexual in South Africa’s military.

* 1932 Tuskegee Experiment, which involved 400 black men from Alabama with syphilis. Researchers did not inform them they had the disease (which allowed them to spread it to others), despite symptoms, and did not offer them treatment (even though it could have been treated with the development of penicillin in 1947).

An additional study, called the U.S. Public Health Service Sexually Transmitted Disease Inoculation Study of 1946-1948, involved intentionally infecting Guatemalans with syphilis, gonorrhea or chancres. The U.S. government just apologized for the study in October 2010.

The majority of these experiments happened years ago.

Sources: September 21, 2010

CNN World October 1, 2010

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

   The scientific experiments detailed in the links above are mind-twistingly, jaw-droppingly shocking. They make you wonder, "How could anyone ever conceive of doing something like these experiments?"

   Well, that question may never be answered, as human experimentation not only existed well into the 20th century, it’s still going on today.

   Right now, virtually everyone reading this is taking part in any number of unethical experiments you are not being told about, involving substances and technologies that stand to seriously harm your health.

Are You Taking Medication? You’re a Guinea Pig

   Remember Vioxx, the arthritis drug that increases heart attack risk by 50 percent, yet was allowed to remain on the market despite early warning signs of the risks involved? Sixty thousand people died before it was taken off the market.

   More recently, as I discussed in yesterday’s newsletter, Avandia has killed over 83,000 people who thought they could cheat the sugar monster with it and failed. Shockingly, this drug is banned in Europe but still available in the U.S. The FDA finally decided to restrict its use in the United States last month, but it will still remain on the market, despite the steep known heart risks.

   My point is, if you are taking one or more medications, you are often acting as an experimental guinea pig, despite the guise of safety. Clinical safety studies are limited in scope, and even if they were done ethically cannot possibly predict every outcome that could occur when a synthetically created drug is introduced into your specific body.

   If you’re taking multiple medications, the potential repercussions are even more of a mystery. And don’t even get me started on the 69 doses of 16 vaccines that children are now expected to receive from the day of birth to age 18 -- completely uncharted territory!

   Further, many drug studies do find risk of serious harm, only to cover up the negative findings and push the drug to market anyway. Every drug and vaccine has risks, and it’s really a giant experiment to see who those risks will end up impacting first.

Let’s face it. Drug companies have fiercely defended every single drug ever recalled as being safe and effective -- until definitively proven dead wrong, and sometimes they still wouldn’t fess up to their culpability.

Drug companies are ALLOWED to continue marketing their medications despite being caught lying, defrauding, even knowingly killing, time and time again, and it’s all at your -- the guinea pig’s -- expense.

You’re Being Experimented On Even if You’re Drug-Free …

Unfortunately, opting out of these gigantic, uncontrolled experiments is not as simple as passing on prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Fact is, if you eat 70 percent of processed foods at your supermarket, you’re also taking part in one of the most unethical human experiments of our time, because these foods contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

Just about EVERY species of animal that is offered a GMO food versus a non-GMO food will avoid the GMO one. Many times they will do this to the point of starvation, as they have an intuitive sense of the danger of these foods.

Countless studies also show that GM foods cause very real, very concerning health problems related to fertility, birth weight of offspring, and infant mortality. Even the FDA’s own scientists have stated that GMOs can also lead to allergies, nutritional problems, the creation of toxins and new diseases and should require long-term safety studies.

But the fact remains that the United States is completely unwilling to implement the precautionary principle with regards to GM foods, which is incomprehensible in light of the findings we already have from animal studies.

Additionally, some 800 genetically engineered food applications have been submitted to the USDA, but not one single environmental impact statement has been prepared. So not only are human health ramifications ignored, but the entire eco system is being jeopardized by this giant experiment.

More Unethical Experiments that are Ongoing …

We’ve covered drugs and GM foods, but I’m not done yet, because if you drink from the municipal tap water supplies in most of the United States, you too are being experimented on, as that water contains intentionally added fluoride.

The United States is only one of eight countries in the entire developed world that fluoridates more than 50 percent of its water supply under the guise that is will reduce the incidence of dental caries in children.

However, the health dangers of fluoride are so numerous, they far outweigh any potential benefit to your teeth. There is practically no difference in tooth decay between fluoridated and non-fluoridated countries, yet there are concerns that fluoride may be damaging people’s bones, thyroid and IQ.

In 2003, the National Research Council (NRC) appointed one of the most balanced and objective panels of experts that have ever objectively investigated fluoride. They spent about three years studying it and determined that the current "safe" drinking water standard of 4 ppm (parts per million) set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for fluoride is too high and it should be lowered.

But in the years since, the EPA has not completed a new health risk assessment and thus we still live with this outdated and unsafe standard, even though the NRC study was specifically requested by the EPA.

Fluoride is a drug. You can't get fluoride without a prescription! Yet it's being added to your water supply on a mandatory basis at various levels that may or may not be safe for various individuals, especially children, the sick, and the elderly -- and you have no choice in the matter to be drugged or not.

The Mercury Experiment in Your Mouth

If you have “silver” amalgam dental fillings, I’m sorry to say that you, too, have been the subject of an ill-fated experiment.

In the words of Charlie Brown, president of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, “Amalgam is a primitive, polluting, 19th century product that began when physicians were sawing off legs. Medicine has since moved forward.”

Unfortunately, this aspect of dentistry has not.

The American Dental Association (ADA) continues to give amalgam (mercury) fillings their seal of approval despite the known fact that mercury is a potent neurotoxin that can damage your brain, central nervous system and kidneys.

A single dental amalgam filling releases as much as 15 micrograms of mercury per day, which is absorbed directly into your body. Canada advised dentists to stop placing amalgam in children and pregnant women in 1996 -- nearly 15 years ago! Denmark, Norway and Sweden have essentially banned amalgams. But in the United States, they’re still regarded as the “gold standard” of dental care -- unfortunately once again at the expense of your health.

Do You Use a Cell Phone? Yep, You’re a Guinea Pig Again

No discussion of human experimentation would be complete without the mention of cell phones … perhaps one of the most damaging “experiments” to hit modern man.

Never before in history have humans been surrounded by the radiation and electromagnetic fields of the modern world, including those emitted by the cell phones some of us hold directly up to our heads for hours on end, day after day.

Already, studies suggest that people who began using cell phones as teenagers may have a 400 percent increase in brain tumors after 10 years. So right now, you could be increasing your risk of brain cancer by talking on a cell phone, but the damage probably won’t appear until it’s too late.

See, there is often a delay of several years to decades between science and public policy -- a time period that is critical in preventing irreversible health damage. By waiting for government regulations to change, it is often too late. Just as smoking doesn’t cause immediate signs of cancer, the latency period for brain tumors from radiation can be 10, 20, or even 30 years.

It is still too soon for most cell phone-induced brain tumors to show up!

Cell phones have been widely used for only about a decade, so we haven’t even hit the tip of the iceberg yet in terms of the REAL effects of cell phone exposure. If the cell phone popularity continues at its current rate -- or increases, which is likely -- we could be headed for a brain cancer epidemic, the likes of which the world has never seen.

Are You Tired of Being a Guinea Pig?

You have taken the first step to opting out of these dangerous, population-wide experiments being thrust upon Americans and much of the world … and you did that by getting informed.

   Use your knowledge as your shield to help you make wise choices for you and your family in regard to food, medications and technology. The more choices you make that let the government and other powers that be know you are not interested in being a guinea pig -- such as buying only non-GM food and using your cell phone only in emergencies -- the faster we can provoke real, worldwide change.

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1 Comment

It's really scary what food manufacturers are allowed to put in our food and how they are allowed to genetically modify our foods. It's sad that we have to educate ourselves to eat safe foods.

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