Patient H.M. Dark Roots and Dubious Ethics: Neuroscience Research Methods

The patient, H.M. as he has been widely known within the neuropsychological literature for more than five decades was Henry Molaison whose identity was made public only after his death in 2008. Luke Dittrich is an award winning journalist whose recently published . . . Continue reading →

N.I.H. Seeks OK to Fund Human-Animal Stem Cell Experiments

Beware the month of August – when Congress and many citizens are vacationing! Government bureaucrats favor August to issue announcements about radical medical research policy changes, for which taxpayer money is sought. They do so, to avoid public controversy about public funding of radical experimentation…

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2006: Fake Blood Experiments Without Consent: Is Your City Participating? FDA: Closed Door Meeting

Scientists and entrepreneurs have tried for years to develop a safe and universal blood substitute that did not spoil after 42 days. However, all such efforts have encountered serious safety problems.
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1998: Doing Harm: Research on the Mentally Ill, a prize winning research expose by The Boston Globe In November, 1998, the first of a four-part series by Robert Whitaker and Dolores Kong shed light on the abusive research parameters of non-therapeutic experiments conducted . . . Continue reading →

August 20, 1947: Judgment at Nuremberg

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Nuremberg Code

August 20, 1947: Judgment at Nuremberg: 16 out of 23 doctors were found guilty of crimes against humanity. The Nuremberg verdict also set forth the parameters of “Permissible Medical Experiments” known as the Nuremberg Code. The Nuremberg Code laid the foundation for biomedical . . . Continue reading →

1947: U.S. Government-Sponsored Human Experiments Disregard Nuremberg Standards

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Nuremberg Code

American public health officials and the medical community pretended that the Nuremberg Code did not apply to American medical researchers. The assumption was that the physicians who had conducted heinous experiments had been Nazi doctors in Germany; and they rationalized that most . . . Continue reading →

August 20, 1947: Judgment at Nuremberg

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Nuremberg Code

Judgment at Nuremberg All sixteen Nazi doctors were found guilty; seven were sentenced to death and executed, nine were convicted and sentenced to prison, and seven were acquitted. Karl Gebhardt was found guilty of “crimes against humanity” and war crimes for his . . . Continue reading →

American Medical Establishment Discomforted by Nuremberg

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nuremberg Code

The revelations at Nuremberg were extremely discomforting to the American medical establishment: the sheer unprecedented scale of immorality of the Nazi doctors was staggering — and the potential of guilt by association. The fact that the American medical profession had also enthusiastically . . . Continue reading →

World Medical Association, a haven for leading Nazi doctors

In 1946, the World Medical Association (WMA) was formed by representatives of 32 national medical associations. In 1947, one month after the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trial, the WMA held its first meeting, when it adopted a new physician’s oath, omitting injunctions . . . Continue reading →