Advancement of medical science can indeed save lives, but sometimes experiments conducted by scientists violate ethics. Here it is 7 worst medical experiments involving human subjects.
As quoted by LiveScience, there are 7 worst in the history of medical experiments involving humans as subjects, namely:
1. Tuskegee Study
The study lasted for 40 years. According to the Centers Disease Control and Prevention U.S., health authorities launched a study on the health effects of untreated syphilis. Unfortunately this is not known by the participants, who were treated either syphilis or not.
Researchers track disease progression on 399 black men in Alabama, including 201 healthy men. Scientists revealed that the participants were being treated for diriya have 'bad blood'. The participants never get adequate treatment, even in 1947 when penicillin became the drug of choice to treat syphilis.
2. Syphilis study in Guatemala
Between the years 1946-1948, the U.S. and Guatemalan governments conduct a joint study by deliberately infecting Guatemalan prisoners with syphilis in and patients in a mental hospital. This study aims to test chemicals that can prevent the spread of disease.
Researchers seek ways infect subjects with him having sex with a prostitute who is already infected. Although syphilis is penicillin given medication, but not finding follow-up care for these patients.
3. Surgical experiments on slave
Figures of modern gynecology, J Marion Sims gained much fame by performing experimental surgery on slave women. Sims experimented surgery without anesthesia (anesthesia partly undiscovered), but it is revealed that it is not painful enough. Whereas in the Journal of Medical Ethics 1993 written by humans perform experimental unacceptable.
4. Burke and Hale's murder
Until the 1830s the execution of murder is relatively rare, so many experts take or buy anatomy of the human body the robbers. Until finally William Hale and his friend William Burke opened the inn entrepreneurs and sell body for sale on the anatomist. As a result of these crimes then Burke was hanged for his crimes.
5. The Monster Study
In 1939 the researchers want to prove the theory that stuttering behaviors caused by anxiety a child to talk. Researcher sat with orphan children and say that these children show signs of stuttering and not speak unless sure can talk properly. These experiments were previously normal children become anxious and became silent.
6. Japan's Unit 731
Throughout the 1930s until the 1940s, the Japanese imperial army biological warfare and medical tests on civilians and most of China. Number of experimental brutal death toll is unknown, but there may be 200,000 people.
This study involves the infected wells cholera, typhus, lice and the prisoners lined up in the cold weather to determine the best treatment for frostbite. Other atrocities were blindfolded prisoners with poison gas, then put into the room until his eyes out and dissected while still alive and conscious.
7. Nazi medical experiments
Perhaps the notorious trials of all time was made by Josef Mengele, an SS doctor at Auschwitz, and he collected from the victim's eye patients. These experiments using prisoners for testing and treatment of infectious diseases of chemical warfare. While others are forced into low-pressure freezing indoors as a trial flight.
While the ad apula experiment by binding her breasts with rope so that researchers can see how long a baby can survive the famine. Until finally the baby was injected with lethal morphine to end his suffering. It is known that Mengele died in Brazil in 1979 due to a stroke.