[2011 Sept] Presidential Panel Condemns US Syphilis Study in Guatemala The Commission confirms that despite knowledge that it was unethical, US government medical scientists PURPOSELY infected "at least 1,300 who were exposed to the sexually transmitted diseases syphilis, gonorrhea and chancroid" to study the effects of penicillin. At least 83 subjects died." "They infected soldiers, prostitutes, prisoners and mental patients. More than 5,500 people in all were part of the medical experimentation. And the presidential panel said government scientists knew they were violating ethical rules." The research "included infecting prisoners by bringing them prostitutes who were either already carrying the diseases or were purposely infected by the researchers. Doctors also poured bacteria onto wounds they had opened with needles on prisoners’ penises, faces and arms. In some cases, infectious material was injected into their spines, the commission reported."
[2010 Oct] US Apologizes for Criminal Human Experiment