Memo: Official Criticized '40S Radiation Tests Comparison to Nazis' Work Possible, Biologist Warned Project's Director
1993, New York Times News Service, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT official who directed radiation experiments on human subjects starting in the 1940s was warned that the research would invite public criticism and comparison to Nazi experiments on concentration camp inmates, a private memorandum declassified by the government shows.
In a memorandum in 1950 to Shields Warren, a senior official of the Atomic Energy Commission, Joseph G. Hamilton, a top radiation biologist who worked for the agency, warned soon after the program began that the medical experiments might have "a little of the Buchenwald touch." At the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, a number of human experiments were conducted, including one …
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Publication information: Article title: Memo: Official Criticized '40S Radiation Tests Comparison to Nazis' Work Possible, Biologist Warned Project's Director. Contributors: 1993, New York Times News Service - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: December 28, 1993. Page number: 11B. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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