HSS 2121 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Nuremberg Trials, Kids Alive, Molecular Anthropology

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Used to use trial-and-error methods to perfect drugs and remedies moved onto experimentation. Wwii is when medical experimentation became institutionalized: wanted to cure malaria, venereal diseases, and dysentery, considerations of ethics and informed content didn"t matter during the war. Participated in early euthanasia programs in which the insane and comatose were involuntarily killed. Some of the prestigious professors of german medicine supported extermination of racially inferior" people. Ward 46 buchenwald concentration camp from 1943 to 1945, vaccines against typhus were inflicted on homosexuals, convicted criminals, russian officers, polish dissidents, In one experiment a medical professor injected infected blood into 40 involuntary subjects who served as the treatment group. 1000 prisoners were used, of which 158 died from typhus. Anopheles mosquitos were flown in from swamps across the work to transmit malaria to subjects. Dr. grawitz injected women in their lower legs with staphylococci, gas, and tetnus bacilli.

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