October 19

Ep. 0036: ‘Merica Does Mengele Part 1: Radiation Experiments

 

Join Prof CJ as he discusses:

  • The Nuremberg Code, and its relevance to these experiments
  • The first experiments carried out by Manhattan Project doctors between 1945 and 1947, including one on a 4-year-old Australian boy dying of cancer
  • The creation of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), and how they created experimental guidelines similar to the Nuremberg Code, which unfortunately they had no problem ignoring
  • Over 800 pregnant women in Nashville who were given ‘cocktails’ containing radioactive elements in the late-1940s & early-1950s
  • Boys at the Walter E. Fernald State School for the mentally disabled who were given radioactive milk and oatmeal courtesy of MIT scientists & the Quaker Oats company
  • Prisoners in Oregon and Washington who had their testicles dosed with massive amounts of radiation in return for cash
  • How this all really started to come to light in the 1990s due to investigations by Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary and a committee set up by President Clinton to investigate these experiments
  • The less-than-satisfying conclusion of those investigations

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Posted October 19, 2014 by profcj in category "American History", "Podcasts

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