So many times in the past human science experiments have gone wrong. During World War II, the Nazis would do science experiments on their prisoners, sometimes torturing them for fun. Also to test things they would do during the war. The stuff scientist have put into humans are not good for the body and does very bad things to you.
Medical experimentation is never going to go away, but we need to recognize just how wrong and unethical some of our history of human medical experimentation has been, examine what happened, and learn from it. Terrible experiments went on during the Holocaust. One of the major experiments that went on was the Dachau Hypothermia experiment. The Dachau Hypothermia Experiment was a series of experimental testings to find the best treatment for victims suffering from hypothermia, primarily led by Air Force Field Marshal Erhard Milch, Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, Dr. Ernst Holzloehner, Dr. Sigmund Rascher, and Dr. Erich Finke (Berger, 1990). One of the methods they tested for rewarming the victims was throwing them into a bath of hot water after they had been submerged in a cold bath with temperatures ranging anywhere from two to twelve degrees celsius (thirty-five to fifty-three degrees fahrenheit)
Often times, the goal of the public exterminations was to make people fear them, and fear the idea of disobeying the SS officers. In the movie Escape From Sobibor, we see how the people who were caught trying to escape the camp, were executed. In addition, the prisoners were forced to view their killing. If the prisoners looked away, they too would have been executed. Elie gives his account of watching the victims of public extermination: “He was still alive when I passed him.
Imagine sitting in a room, receiving pointless therapy from someone who might not even be a licensed therapist all in the effort to convert you to a different sexuallity. Research shows, ẗhat no one changed... ¨(Lila Shapiro), hence the ´pointless therapy´ and that in fact all the therapy has done is, ¨create great harm and devastation in many lives... ¨(Lila Shapiro).Conversion therapy is unethical in the sense that it is harmful and neglectful to the fact that it is unsuccessful. It is undoubtable that the effects and treatment of conversion therapy are harmful to the countless number of patients ill-treated.
Thousands of twins died during this time because of Mengele’s obsession of twins and of the many unknown experiments that they had to go through. Gypsies were sent to auschwitz because of the persecution directed towards them. During the Holocaust many German people disliked the Gypsies.
The main issue with doctors not being prepared for war was the new types of wounds they encountered. Hellish injuries were caused by shellfire. These shells when they hit the ground wreaked havoc on the bodies of soldiers, tearing flesh and causing the unforeseen mauling of limbs (NFB). Imagine these doctors, used to having x-rays and medical personnel to help them are reduced to operating by themselves on the most morbid wounds imaginable. In a black and white picture taken by H. D. Girdwood, five doctors hover over a soldier draped in cloth with a bullet stuck inside of him (Girdwood).
Animal testing has been used by scientists to test drugs and makeup products for many years. They have been kept in labs, poked, prodded at, observed, forced to inhale, eat, and wear substances that have killed them. Millions of animals have died each year because of this testing, and it needs to be stopped. Animal testing should not be continued because it is ineffective, it wastes lives, and is inhumane. Animal testing needs to be discontinued because it is ineffective.
During the Holocaust millions of people were killed by the Nazis because they were not the ideal race. The Nuremberg Trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany. The judges of the trials were from Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the United States, and France. These trials were held to bring justice to all the lives lost during World War two. After the Holocaust, the Nuremberg Trials were held to bring justice to Nazi officials, Industrialists, but failed to punish those who escaped.
In addition to this, to confirm his hypothesis that Mr. Swensen died of an insulin shock Dr. Mathis retrieved vitreous humor (serum) from the eyes of the dead patient’s corpse, without the consent of his family, and next of kin. This constitutes another case of desecration of a human body. The greatest accusation that Dr. Mathis faced was that of first-degree murder for the death of Dr. Ray Mosdell. Since, Dr Mosdell helped Mathis cover-up the mistake made in
Patients would receive electroconvulsive therapy without any muscle relaxant or anesthetic, thus making the treatment very crude and uncomfortable. In reaction to the traumas that many psychiatric patients experienced, they would grimace in pain, thrash uncontrollably, and lapse into a stupor (Lilienfeld). Electroconvulsive Therapy was essentially a very aggressive, inhuman process, as it left many patients
Dr. Mengele did not think the effects of his experiments were anything more than science. In the name of science many suffered and died tragically. The people he worked on were not people they were filthy people, test subjects, lab rat, or even an animal. A witness says that one day Mengele and four other men had brought in eight girls strapped them
Gehbhardt was another doctor who performed experiments. He broke prisoners arms and legs, usually without anesthetic, to see how they heal. He also did many amputations and introduced infection to the wound or let it fester itself. He then experimented with different drugs to try and cure it. In some cases he would take the amputated limbs of prisoners and put them on german soldiers’ bodies.
Without any proof, a person can be punished for a crime for being accused of it. No excuses were tolerated for receiving a punishment. If a person begged for mercy or forgiveness, the torture methods had the potential of being much worse (Lestikow). Common torture methods were beating, burning, drowning, poisoning, and stretching a criminal 's body.
They would take twins, some as young as five years old,and killed them after their experimentation and their bodies were dissected. Doctors in the death camps would drop chemicals into the child’s eyes to see if they would change color, (“Holocaust-Medical Experiments). More experiments that were done to twins would be when they sewed them together,to make Siamese twins, but their hands would get infected, and they were later gassed. The would perform surgeries without anesthesia.