Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The Body Sphere
In 1891, Swedish physician Carl Janson was investigating black smallpox pus. “Calves were only obtainable at considerable cost”, he noted. So instead he experimented on 14 children from an orphanage.
Vulnerable people continued to be used as medical guinea pigs into the 20th century.
Most sinister was the Nazi program, including the little-known story of 5 Australian POWs in Crete who were subject to experimentation without their consent.
The methods of Third Reich doctors were inhumane, so is it ethical to use data from Nazi medical experiments? . . . [Full text]