The Mind's Eye show

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Dr. Judith Newman / Cold War Child Experiments in U.S.


During the Cold War, an alliance between American scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and the US military pushed the medical establishment into ethically fraught territory. Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America reveals the little-known history of unethical and dangerous medical experimentation on children in the United States during the Cold War. Based on years of archival work and numerous interviews with both scientific researchers and former test subjects, this is a fascinating and disturbing look at the dark underbelly of American medical history.


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