We bet you didn’t know about these terrible experiments from USA
USA has always been the land of dreams and the land where freedom was upheld above all ideals. With time, the country has progressed to become a superpower and trust us, no one expected that when the New World had just been discovered. With amazing technological prowess, amazing resources and amazing concepts, USA has been hinged on a trajectory of upward growth since long. In addition to these developments and accolades, the country has also come under the scanner for conducting terrible experiments that were shocking and even horrifying for most parts! Check out the most talked about terrible experiments that the US has been credited with over the years.
1 The Fear Of Death
A convicted criminal and robber, John Deering willingly took part in this 1932 experiment. This is one of the ill-famed terrible experiments that set out to measure the heart beat rate just as Deering knew he was to be shot down. The experiment proved that fear of death can be measured by a heightened heart rate as was seen in Deering, who managed to maintain a calm face externally.
2 The Experiment Of Radioactive Iron
This is one of the worst examples of terrible experiments in USA. In this experiment, Vanderbilt University’s research team set upon studying the rate by which radioactive iron would be absorbed in women who were pregnant. The radioactive iron was pumped into the system of pregnant women in the form of pills for anaemia. All this happened without the patients consenting or even knowing about the same. The death of three kids was a direct result of these experiments. The University was sued and was asked to pay more than 10 million dollars to the families of the deceased.
3 The Boston Project
In the year 1953, radioactive experiments were carried on patients who were terminally ill with cancer. The team of Oak Ridge National Library led by Dr. William Sweet was behind this notorious pick among terrible experiments in USA. The aim of the experiment was to see if injecting uranium could help cure cancer patients and the plausible effects arising within the human body, as a result of the injections. Sadly, this is one of those experiments that saw no positive end. More shocking was the fact that these injections were used without the permission of the patients.
4 The Testing For Bacteria
This is one of the most terrible experiments in the whole of USA that has earned the country a bad name. In the 1950s, there was prevalent a gripping fear of war with the Soviet Union. This is when the American government got ahead with experimenting with aid of bacteria species called Serratia marcaescens, which glowed red on water or even soil. The Americans wanted to use this as a tracker of sorts, should war break out with the Soviet.
Surprisingly, these bacteria caused pneumonia and urinary tract infections in the residents around San Francisco. The devastating health effects were never predicted and left behind repercussions that were a huge drain on the health as well as resources.
5 Experiments for Puppy Obedience
This is one of the most terrible experiments that have come under the scanner by animal rights’ groups. In this experiment of USA, puppies were subject to a string jolt from electricity when they disobeyed the commands to stand in a specific manner. Precisely, the puppies were ordered to stand in a straight way or facing a certain direction. Anytime they disobeyed or did otherwise, they were subjected to electrical shock. The shock made them cry but all the while, this did ensure that the position they were instructed to pose in, was adhered to.