‘You can’t trust the government’. We’ve all heard this a million times, but have you ever wondered about the reasons behind this mistrust? Bad governance, corruption, misuse of power and waging unnecessary wars are all valid guesses. How about conducting evil experiments on humans? Yes, government’s have been found guilty of committing this atrocity. This was a popular trend during, and after WWII. Here’s a list of some of the worst experiments conducted on humans:
Nazi experiments were absolutely gruesome. Studying twins, testing chemicals on prisoners and trying weird processes like freezing and rewarming body parts, were just a few experiments conducted during WWII.
The Tuskegee experiments involved treating syphilis by not treating it at all. This sounds nonsensical but 399 patients had to endure this in 1932. Unsurprisingly, only 74 survived this ordeal.