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Summary

"This book proves in chilling detail what has been justified in the name of science. The science of "eugenics" justified enforced sterilization. The need to gain an upper hand in the Cold War justified CIA experiments involving mind control and drugs. The desperate race to control nuclear proliferation justified radiation experiments whose effects are still being felt today. Chemical warfare, gene therapy, molecular medicine: These subjects dominate headlines and even direct our government's foreign policy, yet the whole truth about them has never been made public."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-432) and index. 1. The Chemical Revolution: Bringing Bad Things to Life -- 2. Nature's Weapons: Man and Biological Warfare -- 3. The Eugenics Movement: Past, Present, and Future -- 4. Human Radiation Experiments -- 5. The CIA and Human Experiments -- 6. Silent Conspirators: The Government-Industry Connection, From Aspartame to AZT -- 7. Organized Medicine: A Century of Human Experimentation -- 8. Ethnic Weapons: The New Genetic Warfare -- 9. What the Future Holds: Human Experimentation in the Twenty-first Century -- App. I. The Nuremberg Code: Directives for Human Experimentation -- App. II. The Wilson Memorandum -- App. III. Sec. 1520A. Restrictions on the Use of Human Subjects for Testing of Chemical or Biological Agents -- App. IV. The Declaration of Helsinki -- App. V. Excerpts from: Biological Testing Involving Human Subjects by the Department of Defense, 1977, Ninety-fifth Congress, March 8 and March 23, 1977; Declassified by 056047, 15 Sept. 1975 -- App. VI. Letter to the Secretary of the Department of Defense Regarding Gulf War Syndrome -- App. VII. Letter to Author Regarding Biological Agents As Possible Cause of Gulf War Syndrome -- App. VIII. U.S. Supreme Court, Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927); Buck v. Bell, Superintendent of State Colony Epileptics and Feeble Minded No. 292, Argued April 22, 1927, Decided May 2, 1927 -- App. IX. Excerpts from: Final Report of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Ad Hoc Advisory Panel (1973) -- App. X. American Eugenics Party Platform -- App. XI. Memorandum About Project Artichoke -- App. XII. Excerpt of Memorandum Dated December 3, 1975 from Liggett & Myers About Radioactive Materials in Cigarettes -- App. XIII. War Crimes Indictments for Human Medical Experiments. From Nuremberg Military Tribunals Under Control Council Law No. 10 -- App. XIV. Letter from Senator Howard Metzenbaum About the Dangers of Aspartame -- App. XV. Letter from the EPA to Senator Metzenbaum About the Dangers of Aspartame -- App. XVI. Project Artichoke Operations Document -- App. XVII. Project MKOFTEN Documents -- App. XVIII. Executive Order 13139: Improving Health Protection of Military Personnel Participating in Particular Military Operations -- App. XIX. Excerpts from: NSDA Draft Report Concerning Aspartame, Congressional Record S5507-S5511, March 7, 1985 -- App. XX. Letter from the EPA Regarding Dangers of Aspartame.

Classification

  • LCC: RA1231
  • Dewey Decimal: 619/.98

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xiv, 448 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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