Throughout history, the world Governments were involved with testing biological and chemical agents on unwilling (and sometimes willing) human subjects -- along with innocent animals.
The following are some documents that have been released.
- Description of an Experimental Psychosis Induced by Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) [66 Pages, 493KB] Source: Russ Kick, The Memory Hole. Document verified 12/18/2011
- Exposure of Human Subjects to Aerosols of Large-Sized EA-3528 Particulates [45 Pages, 1.28mb]
- Human Experimentation - An Overview of Cold War Era Programs, GAO Report, September 28, 1994 [16 Pages, 1.11MB]
- Is Military Research Hazardous to Veterans' Health? Lessons Spanning Half a Century, 08 December 1994 [58 Pages, 3.48mb] - During the last 50 years, hundreds of thousands of military personnel have been involved in human experimentation and other intentional exposures conducted by the Department of Defense (DOD), often without a servicemember's knowledge or consent. In some cases, soldiers who consented to serve as human subjects found themselves participating in experiments quite different from those described at the time they volunteered. For example, thousands of World War II veterans who originally volunteered to 'test summer clothing' in exchange for extra leave time, found themselves in gas chambers testing the effects of mustard gas and lewisite. Additionally, soldiers were sometimes ordered by commanding officers to "volunteer" to participate in research or face dire consequences. For example, several Persian Gulf War veterans interviewed by Committee staff reported that they were ordered to take experimental vaccines during Operation Desert Shield or face prison. The goals of many of the military experiments and exposures were very appropriate. For example, some experiments were intended to provide important information about how to protect U.S. troops from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons or other dangerous substances during wartime. In the Persian Gulf War, U.S. troops were intentionally exposed to an investigational vaccine that was intended to protect them against biological warfare, and they were given pyridostigmine bromide pills in an experimental protocol intended to protect them against chemical warfare.
Long Term Followup of Medical Volunteers [24 Pages, 2.76mb]
- Project Chatter - CIA Documents [3 Pages]
- Psychotoxic Substances [52 Pages, 24.73mb] - Following is a translation of Section 28 of the book Pharmakologie und Klinik Syntnetischer Gifte (Pharmacology of and Clinical Experience with Synthetic Poisons) by Kurt Stade, M.D., published by the German military
Publishing House, Berlin (East), 1964; translated pages 394- 442.
- Human Bio/Chem Testing - Project SHAD [35 Pages]
BZ Tests on Volunteers
Fourteen medical volunteers were given the biological agent BZ to study the effects. Below, you will find the report released about the study in 1964.