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Between the years of 1945 and 1947, researchers at Vanderbilt University conducted a twisted experiment in which hundreds of pregnant women were exposed to radiation intentionally for the purpose of testing how it affected both the child and mother.

The study was funded by the U.S. Public Health Service and overseen by the Tennessee State Department of Health. All of these women were poor and had no knowledge of the experiment, and were never informed that they were a part of a study.

Somewhere between 750 and 850 women were given trace amounts of radioactive iron in a “cocktail” drink during their pregnancies by health officials they trusted. Dr. Paul Hahn, the lead researcher behind the experiments, claimed that the study was intended to record the absorption of iron during pregnancy.

However, in the years since, many pundits and journalists have theorized that these experiments were a part of a military study to learn about radiation exposure. When the university was finally investigated for these experiments in the early 1990s, Department of Energy Spokesperson Mary Ann Freeman revealed that Vanderbilt University conducted research experiments involving radiation for the US military during the Cold War.

The story broke into the news after decades when three women—Emma Craft, Helen Hutchison and her daughter, Barbara—filed a lawsuit against the university for exposing them to radiation.

According to the NY Times, “Mrs. Craft, 72, said at a Senate hearing on Jan. 25 that the experiments caused the cancer death of her 11-year-old daughter, Carolyn, in 1959.”

The other women reported symptoms and ailments that coincide with radiation poisoning.

Vanderbilt spokesman Wayne Wood told the Washington Post that all of the files were destroyed by the research team in the 1970s.

“The researchers who were working on that maintained their own files. They were not Vanderbilt property. They belonged to the researchers themselves,” Wood said.

Dr. Joseph C. Ross, Vanderbilt’s associate vice chancellor for health affairs, admitted that this study would be unethical today, but still attempted to play damage control.

“While it would not be acceptable today to give radioactive isotopes to pregnant women. it is also clear that this was carefully evaluated at the time, and there was a feeling then it was safe. We want to be as helpful as we can, but to create the feeling that we’ve done something wrong, we don’t want to do that,Ross said.

Oddly enough, Vanderbilt University claimed that their studies had no adverse effects on the test subjects. However, the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, which oversaw the Vanderbilt investigation, claimed that the studies did, in fact, have an extremely negative impact.

The Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments stated in their report that:

“A higher number of malignancies among the exposed offspring (four cases in the exposed group: acute lymphatic leukemia, synovial sarcoma, lymphosarcoma, and primary liver carcinoma, which was discounted as a rare, familial form of cancer). No cases were found in a control group of similar size…This led the researchers to conclude that the data suggested a causal relationship between the prenatal exposure to Fe-59 and cancer. The investigators also concluded that Dr. Hahn’s estimate of fetal exposure was an underestimation of the fetal-absorbed dose.”

The Advisory Committee discovered that at least 27 experiments exposed pregnant women and their babies to radiation between 1944–1974.

After the committee’s findings were published, the Clinton administration was forced to publicly apologize for the US government’s actions during the radiation studies:


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13 COMMENTS

  1. The zionist whores of USA/Washington Dc have been trying to kill off a large bunch of Americans for generations.
    They put poison in their water, they experiment of American GIs, they force Voodoo vaccines, big pharma poison on the people. They force them to eat GMO food which causes death, birth defects, sterility, internal damage to the body.

    Common Law Trials, Washington DC. Fair trials, fair hangings!

    • I understand the Zionism of Israel of course, but boiling down all the interests of the military and those involved in human engineering into “jews bad” and not “people bad” is just anti-semitic

        • I understand how Zionism affects Israel and thats legitimate, I understand how Israel is commiting genocide on Palestine and the role it plays there

          But are you really trying to imply that everything bad that happens in America is secretly controlled by a crazy Jewish sect invented in the late 19th century?

          • I agree somewhat but there can be no question that the neocons have pushed our interventionist barabaric warmongering to the point that it is considered “normalcy”.I do appreciate the fact that there are many Jews that reject this madness and many so-called Christians that embrace it.Zionism is racism just as Nazism was(is)

          • Sure there are people who blindly support Israel despite their genocide on the Palestinians and support of terrorism but that’s a seperate issue to neocon interventionist barbaric warmongering.
            Hell America’s history as interventionist and warmongering pre-dates the existence of Israel by 50 years with McKinley, almost 150 if you consider the Monroe doctrine and hundreds more if you consider policies and attitudes toward natives and slaves.
            Being warmongering immoral interventionist animals is in the American DNA, its not some zionist scourge.

          • There is a lot of truth in what you say.Certainly Israel had no dog in the Korean and Viet Nam disasters but they have had in the middle eastern and Ukrainian quagmires and war seems to have become our leading export.Their irrational quest for Greater Israel and regional hegemony,though, has led them to pressure the US into several misadventures in the middle east.Their leaders have even addressed Congress and a great many congressmen have received $hundreds of thousands from Israel lobbies.Some have received over a $million$ and that’s a matter of public record.The most worrisome thing to me is the disproportionate influence they seem to have with the Trump administration especially with regard to Syria, Iran and Ukraine.Russia is a player there too and they are not to be played with as many would-be conquerers in the past have learned.Time’s past to “give peace a chance”.

    • America is Nothing ! Just a Huge Pile of Criminal Fucking Maggots ! The Rich Political Shit Bag Scum thinks they`er some kind of God ! They are just Criminal Little Pukes ! They USE OUR OWN CHILDREN AGAINST US ! In the End ! It will be Our Own Children Whom Will Kill Americans on the WORD of a CRIMINAL PILE OF SHIT GOVERNMENT ! Military and Police Extortion ! Massive Crimes Against Humanity ! All for a Few Maggot SCUM BAGS !

      • You know, i believe you and i are in agreement about the American sheep.
        Personally i find them to be evil, stupid, ignorant, ball less thirty shekel sex toys and cannon fodder for the zionist perverts.
        All they are good for anyway.
        Any bunch of people hates the truth so much, and attacks the truth tellers so violently, deserves what they get!
        The light, has sent the Christ back.
        And he is pissed.
        He has lots of Chains and millstones.
        He is searching out the pedophiles, and their enabling sheep.
        He has a score to settle.

  2. That is not all they did. They also marched soldiers into the vaporize zone of atomic tests in New Mexico and called them MIA. They are now for decades testing GMO on soldiers and their base families.
    Back at the time of this they also sprayed radioactive wastes across the rural and wilderness areas of AZ to test the effect of radioactive rain, there they have lawsuits for the leukemia and other cancers caused by their actions.
    Now, as mandated by the Paris Accord, they are conducting climate engineering experiments–many using radioactive elements and fallout type scenarios–to affect the climate (yes, it is sanctioned internationally by the Paris Climate Accord) and the U.S. is not the only country doing this. Many different universities and governments around the world are conducting their own ideas of climate control in order to comply with the Acord, and it is funded by globalist interests of the ultra-rich because they think it is right, and so that “we” can continue making money.

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