Pernkopf Anatomy, a nearly universally esteemed book on the subject of anatomy, has become a matter of controversy due to the Nazi-connections of its authors and that there is a possibility, although unverified, that the cadavers were taken from Holocaust victims. The children were in a state institution in New York for the mentally retarded. Most researchers use their institutional email address as their ResearchGate login. Do you want to read the rest of this article? The experiments continued up until when the Atomic Energy Commission discontinued them on the grounds that there was little or no benefit to the patient. Perhaps because they involved irradiation of the testicles, they have caused great public concern.
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During the late 's twelve terminally ill cancer patients at Columbia University and Montefiore Hospital were injected with radioactive calcium and strontium 85 to determine the absorption rate of radioactive substances into a variety of tissues and organs. He said he was brought in because of a chapter he had written on the testes in an endocrinology text. Early in the AEC held a conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, for investigators who were using radiation in studies of reproduction in animals. Cold War Radiation Exposure Experiments Experiments were done on human beings without their knowing about it or without being fully informed. A comparison with the mouse. In few if any researchers had moral qualms about using them as subjects, although there seems to have been a consensus in the research community on the rules that should govern such experimentation.