Chapter  7: Human Experimentation

Section 5. Case Study

 

CHERYL ABBOTT

Case Title: SECRET U.S. HUMAN BIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTATION

Description: A startling and scary documentation of how the US founded the US Army Biological Warfare fascilities. Proceeds to give a timeline of how the US has been involved in secret testing and experimenting with various diseases, chemical warfare and everything else in between on and with society. Society has mostly been unaware of these secret experimental procedures, we have been used as guinea pigs to promote the Us intellegence and government. This case study shows how we have ben used as guinea pigs and how different legislative acts have been implemented against such testings.

URL'S FOR THE ARTICLES DESCRIBING CASE:

1.) Secret US Human biological Experimentation http/www.apfn.org/apfn/experiment.htm and http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495&articles=313

2.) Executive order: talks how requirement of military personnel to recieve experimental vaccines not approved by the Food and Drug Adminstration and how President Clinton signed an executive order that denies soldiers the right to refuse. Court Martialed if not participating. http:/www.pub.whitehouse,gov/uri-res/IZR?urn:pdi//oma.eop.gov.us/199/10/1/8

3.) People killed in radiation experiments in the University of Cinncinnati medical center 1961- 1971 http://www.nettifi/~makako/mind

4.) The biological manipulation of the human population

www.cco.et/~trufax/menu/bio.htm

5.) Illegal human experimenting and alternative history

http:/www.saunalahtifi/makako/mind

URL's FOR ARTICLES WITH ETHICAL POSITIONS

1.) BIOETHICS INTEREST GROUPS: RESEARCH INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS WITH QUESTIONAL CAPACITY TO CONSENT www.nih.gov/sigs/bioethics/reports/index.htm

2.) ON BEING A SCIENTIST: RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT AND RESEARCH

http:/www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/obas

3.) CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESEARC INVOLVING HUMANS FROM THE CENTER FOR APPLIED ETHICS www.ethics.ubc.ca/code

4.) CITIZENS AGAINST RIGTHS ABUSE AND NONCONSENSUAL BRAINWAVE AND PRESONALITY STUDIES BT THE US GOVERNMENT

http:/www.dcn.davis.ca/us/~welsh

 

Human Experiments: sliding backwards by Congressman Christopher Smith

http:www.adti.net/html_files/reg/dd/ddsmith.htm

 

 

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