Most Unethical Experiments over Years

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There are a lot of researchers and doctors have carried out experiments on humans and animals to find cures to certain diseases. However, numerous unethical experiments carried out on human beings such as Stanford prison experiment, speech therapy, CIA experiment and removal of homosexuality.

 

Stanford Prison Experiment

A study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard was carried out at Stanford University on 14-20 August 1971 by Philip Zimbardo named Stanford Prison Experiment. On that experiment, a mock prison was created and twelve students were selected out of 75 to play the prisoners to live in it for a while. Another twelve played guards who soon went out of control and their behavior became sadistic and vicious while the prisoners developed severe emotional problems.


Five of the prisoners were so upset that they must quit the experiment early, and the entire experiment was abruptly stopped after only six days

Five of the prisoners were so upset that they must quit the experiment early, and the entire experiment was abruptly stopped after only six days

 

Speech Therapy

More than 20 orphan children in Iowa were involved in the speech therapy. These children were divided into two groups. The positive and encouraging speech therapy gave the first group while the other was unlucky to receive. The children in the second group were made fun of if they stuttered or made mistakes and they grew up with speech problems.


Speech therapy

Speech therapy

 

The CIA Experiment

CIA project was implemented during the 1950s when the Cold War began to escalate. All residents of Pont-Saint-Esprit in southern France were infected with LSD (crazy drug).


At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted

At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted

 

North Korean Experiments

Women prisoners in North Korea were asked to eat cabbage leaves that were poisoned and if they refused, their families would be punished.


As a result, every woman died in less than half an hour either of anal bleeding or severe vomiting or choking to death after leading to suffocation chambers

As a result, every woman died in less than half an hour either of anal bleeding or severe vomiting or choking to death after leading to suffocation chambers

 

The Removal of Homosexuality

The removal of homosexuality was done by the army in South Africa in which homosexual soldiers were forced to go through sex-change operations with the aim of removing homosexuality from the army.


Finally, many of them were given electric shocks and subjected to chemical castration.

Finally, many of them were given electric shocks and subjected to chemical castration

 

The Marshall Islands Experiment


In 1954, Marshall Islands residents forcefully underwent inhuman radioactive substances. In recent years, it is said that many women went through miscarriages, stunted growth was noticed in children and some developed thyroid cancer

In 1954, Marshall Islands residents forcefully underwent inhuman radioactive substances. In recent years, it is said that many women went through miscarriages, stunted growth was noticed in children and some developed thyroid cancer

 

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This article was published on 2011/10/16
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