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The experiments include: the exposure of people to many chemical and biological weapons (including infection of people with deadly or debilitating diseases), human radiation experiments, injection of people with toxic and radioactive chemicals, surgical experiments, interrogation and torture experiments, tests involving mind-altering substances, and a wide variety of others. Many of these tests were performed on children, the sick, and mentally disabled individuals, often under the guise of "medical treatment". In many of the studies, a large portion of the subjects were poor, racial minorities, or prisoners.
Funding for many of the experiments was provided by the United States government, especially the United States military, the Central Intelligence Agency, or private corporations involved with military activities. The human research programs were usually highly secretive, and in many cases information about them was not released until many years after the studies had been performed.
The ethical, professional, and legal implications of this in the United States medical and scientific community were quite significant, and led to many institutions and policies that attempted to ensure that future human subject research in the United States would be ethical and legal. Public outrage in the late 20th century over the discovery of government experiments on human subjects led to numerous congressional investigations and hearings, including the Church Committee and Rockefeller Commission, both of 1975 and the 1994 Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, among others.
Contents 1 Surgical experiments 2 Pathogens, disease, and biological warfare agents 2.1 Late 19th century 2.2 Early 20th century 2.3 1940s 2.4 1950s 2.5 1960s 3 Human radiation experiments 3.1 Radioactive iodine experiments 3.2 Uranium experiments 3.3 Plutonium experiments 3.4 Experiments involving other radioactive materials 3.5 Fallout research 3.6 Irradiation experiments 4 Chemical experiments 4.1 Nonconsensual tests 4.2 Operation Top Hat 4.3 Holmesburg program 5 Psychological and torture experiments 5.1 U.S. government research 5.1.1 Truth serum 5.1.2 Drug deaths 5.1.3 MKUltra 184.108.40.206 Concerns 220.127.116.11 Shutdown 5.1.4 Experiments on patients with mental illness 5.1.5 Torture experiments 5.2 Academic research 6 Pharmacological research 7 Other experiments 8 Legal, academic and professional policy 9 See also 10 References 10.1 Notes 10.2 Bibliography 11 Further resources 11.1 General 11.2 Biological warfare and disease/pathogen experiments 11.3 Human radiation experiments 11.3.1 Books 11.3.2 Government documents 11.3.3 Journals 11.4 Psychological/torture/interrogation experiments 11.5 Video