This is a list of the 10 most evil and unethical experiments carried out on humans [divider] 10 stanford prison experiment the stanford prison experiment was a psychological study of human responses to captivity and its behavioral effects on both authorities and inmates in prison. They were also tremendously unethical, immoral, and perhaps even evil by our standards, treating their prisoners worse than modern western scientists would treat a lab rat. Reprinted with permission from encyclopedia of the holocaust () a series of brutal pseudo-scientific medical experiments were performed in nazi camps from 1939 to 1945 approximately 7,000 jews, gypsies, and prisoners of war were used as human guinea pigs in these experiments, conducted by trained nazi medical doctors. The nazi medical experiments listed here are only a few out of the thousands upon thousand of horrendous documented experiments that the concentration camp prisoners had to endure under the nazi.
Should prisoners be used in medical experiments history is rife with unethical experiments on inmates but with proper safeguards prisoner studies may hold the key to the accurate representation. Captain a w frisch, an experienced microbiologist, begins experiments on four volunteers from the state prison at dearborn, mich, inoculating prisoners with hepatitis-infected specimens obtained in north africa. Ravensbrück was a concentration camp built exclusively for women it was designed to terrorize, brutalize, humiliate, torture & murder during its six year operation, from 1939–1945, an estimated 132,000 women were imprisoned there only 15,000 are estimated to have survived. Before the 1970s, for instance, researchers thought little of using prisoners for experiments, even though prisoners are correctly considered a population that is vulnerable and for whom true informed consent without coercion is difficult to obtain without special attention to making it happen.
The stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard the experiment was conducted in august 1971 by a team of researchers led by psychology professor philip zimbardo. South africa’s apartheid army forced white lesbian and gay soldiers to undergo ‘sex-change’ operations in the 1970’s and the 1980’s, and submitted many to chemical castration, electric shock, and other unethical medical experiments. Nazi human experimentation was a series of controversial medical experiments on large numbers of prisoners by the german nazi regime in its concentration camps during world war ii prisoners were coerced into participating: they did not willingly volunteer and there was never informed consent. The nyu center for bioethics was launched in september 2007 with a chair endowed by dr arthur zitrin the founding aim of the center was to offer a master of arts in bioethics that combined medical and environmental ethics within a diverse academic and urban setting and to conduct research and sponsor public activities throughout the community. Prisoners should be used for medical experiments without consent human rights has been a controversial issue because it is very difficult to draw the boundary between the rights of the individual versus the rights of a group.
Alluding to medical experiments conducted in the nazi concentration camps, an editorial writer for the ama wrote in 1946, the medical profession in the united states would rally behind any enlisted officer who refused to conduct an unethical human experiment, even if ordered to do so by the 'highest political leaders'. Stanford prison experiment the us office of naval research funded the stanford prison experiment , hoping it would identify the causes of conflict between prison guards and prisoners. Medical experiments on prison inmates image source perhaps one benefit of being an inmate at california’s san quentin prison is the easy access to acclaimed bay area doctors. A medical researcher named perry hudson conducted experiments on the new york city homeless in the 1950s with the promise of meals and beds to sleep on the side effects of the experiment (prostate exam for cancer research) were not disclosed.
This is not the first time prisons have allowed secret medical experiments on those locked inside a 1998 book on holmesburg prison in pennsylvania revealed that a doctor there, albert kligman. The prisoners should not receive a reduction in their sentence as the result of participation in medical experiments, since their participation is not part of their punishment, but an independent act further, the possibility of reduction of sentences would inject an element of coercion into the prisoner's decision. Six medical doctors, who performed criminal medical experiments, including walter sonntag, were sentenced to death and executed several nurses, wardens, including dorothea binz and several kapos (inmates) were either executed or imprisoned hans pflaum, camp work leader, whom prisoners called the “cattle merchant,” and fritz suhren.
Pulitzer prize-winning reporter eileen welsome uncovered decades of dark medicine and later wrote the plutonium files: america's secret medical experiments in the cold war (1999) plutonium, a key ingredient in the atomic bomb, is the most toxic substance known to man. The germans, of course, conducted their well-known experiments on jewish prisoners (and, to a much lesser extent, romany people and homosexuals and poles, among others) in their concentration. Atlanta -- shocking as it may seem, us government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental. Medical experiments at dachau medical experiments were done for german air force among the worst atrocities committed at the infamous dachau concentration camp were the cruel and inhumane medical experiments, using prisoners as guinea pigs, conducted by dr sigmund rascher for the benefit of the luftwaffe, the german air force.