Top 20 Most Insane Medical Experiments In History
12. North Korean Experimentation On Prisoners
North Korea is no friend of human rights. Within recent years, it has been asserted that within its prisons, it has conducted excruciating tortures on inmates, including forcing them to eat poisoned food and allowing student doctors to practice on inmates without putting the subject to sleep.
11. Tuskegee Syphilis Study
This next deplorable experiment takes place a little closer to home. For over 40, years starting in the 1930’s, The U.S. Public Health Services observed citizens through the Tuskegee Institute who were told they had received a treatment for syphilis – or so they thought. There was no treatment, and scientists merely wanted to observe how the disease displayed symptoms as time went on.
10. Dr. Walter Jones Uses Scalding Water For Typhoid Pneumonia Treatment
Before the Civil War, medical treatments were crude at best. During the 1840’s, Dr. Walter Jones thought he had found a cure for typhoid fever – scalding hot water poured onto the skin for great lengths of time. Feel free to form your own conclusions as to how horrific this could have been for the test subjects.
9. Unit 731
For over 20 years, starting in the 1930’s, the Japanese government infected prison inmates with numerous diseases and then harvested their organs without even bothering to anesthetize them. In addition, numerous new weapons for the time, such as flame throwers, were tested on over 12,000 inmates.