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Gynecology Invented Through The Torture of Black Women
In the 19th century, the father of modern gynecology, J. Marion Sims,
conducted his research experiments on enslaved Black women. Sims
performed the invasive and torturous procedures without anesthesia. J.
Marion Sims’ justification for choosing not to anesthetize his test
subjects was that he did not believe Black women felt pain at all. In an
1857 lecture, he stated that it was “not painful enough to justify the
The Tuskegee Experiment
The Tuskegee Institute and the Public Health Service began a study of
the natural progression of syphilis involving 600 Black men (399 with
syphilis, 201 uninfected) in 1932. The infected men involved in the
study were never made aware of their condition upon diagnosis and
believed they were being treated for “bad blood”. In exchange for their
participation, the men received free medical examinations and burial
insurance. They were never treated for the disease. These trials went on
until 1972 when the study was exposed by The Associated Press.
The remaining victims and their family members won a $10,000,000
reparations settlement which guaranteed them lifetime health coverage
and burial insurance.
The Pellagra Incident
is an ailment commonly caused by a lack of niacin (vitamin B-13) in the
human diet. The symptoms include skin lesions, sunlight sensitivity,
dementia and ends in death. At the turn of the twentieth century,
millions of people in the United States died from this disease.
Scientists claimed that the cause of the disease was a toxin found in
corn. In 1915, the U.S. Surgeon General ordered government funded
experiments on Black prisoners afflicted with pellagra. Poor diet and
niacin deficiency was found to be the cause. However, these life-saving
findings were not released to the public until 1935 because the majority
of Pellagra-induced deaths affected Black communities.
The Ebb Cade Experiment
In 1945, African-American Ebb Cade, a 53-year-old truck driver, was
secretly injected with plutonium, the substance used to make nuclear
bombs. After breaking several of his bones in automotible accident, he
was rushed to the emergency room. Unbeknownst to Ebb Cade, he was in the
care of doctors that were also U.S. Atomic Agency employees. For six
months, he was held in the hospital under the belief that they were
treating his injuries. During that time, he was injected with more than
40 times the amount of plutonium an average person is exposed to in a
lifetime. The doctors and researchers collected bone samples and
extracted 15 teeth to monitor the effects of his exposure. Ebb Cade grew
suspicious of his broken-bone treatments and escaped from the hospital.
Unfortunately, Cade suffered from the brutal effects of intense
radiation until he died from heart failure eight years later at the age
Weaponized Mosquito Experiment
In the early 1950′s, the United States government conducted an
experiment to see if mosquitoes could be weaponized. The CIA and the
U.S. military released nearly a half million mosquitoes carrying yellow
fever and dengue fever viruses into several Black communities in
Florida. In the predominantly Black community of Avon Park, dozens of
Black people became ill, eight dying as a result of this
government-issued mosquito attack.
Infants Injected With Test Drugs In Los Angeles
In June 1990, more than 1500 six-month old Black and Hispanic babies
in Los Angeles were given what seemed to be a standard measles
vaccination. The parents were not told that this particular vaccine,
Edmonston Zagreb measles vaccine (EZ), was still in its research phase
and not approved by the FDA. The EZ vaccine already had a reputation in
Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Haiti, triggering an increased death rate
among infant girls, most not living past the age of two. The Center for
Disease Control would later confess that the infants were injected with
an experimental vaccination without their parent’s knowledge. Presently,
it is believed that many of these families are still unaware that their
babies were used as guinea pigs.
The Toxic Sludge Experiment of Baltimore and St. Louis
In the year 2000, Federally funded researchers from John Hopkins
University, the EPA, HUD, The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Department
of Agriculture spread sludge from a sewage treatment plant on the lawns
of nine low-income families, and a vacant lot in Baltimore and East St.
Louis. The families and residents were told the sludge was safe and not
informed about the toxic mixture of human and industrial waste the
sludge contained. The research was conducted to see if the toxic waste
absorbed into the water supply could effectively reduce lead levels in
Children Forcibly Vaccinated in Chad
In December 2012, at least 500 children in Gouro, Chad were forcibly
given the MenAfriVac during school resulting in dangerous side effects
including convulsions, and paralysis. Parents were not notified of any
plans to vaccination their children at school and parental consent was
never requested. The forced vaccinations were part of an aggressive
healthcare initiative sponsored by several internationally revered
organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization and UNICEF.