7 Horrific Experiments U.S. Scientists Conducted on We The People

The Stata Center at MIT is as whacky as the scientists working within. Unaltered image by Pablo Valerio/Wikimedia Commons

Let’s review: 1. 1858: New York prison systems administer shower baths to unruly “negro” prisoners. What’s a shower bath, you ask. It’s essentially waterboarding, but in a seated position. Torturers of old apparently lacked the finesse of today’s torturers, not understanding how backing off was more detrimental to the victim because of the lingering fear. …

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