In the last 150 years, the progress that mankind has made in the field of medicine, chemistry and psychology has been ten-fold. For better or for worse, we have developed more effective ways to gather information and find cures, however, like most things, sacrifices have been made and not always by own will…;.
15. Mustard Gas Tested on American Military
The U.S Navy exposed its own men to mustard gas in 1943. The reason for this was that they wanted to test the effectiveness of new gas masks and clothing against this deadly gas. The worst of these experiments happened at a lab in Washington. 17 young recruits were approached after Navy boot camp to take part in an experiment that would shorten the war. They were only told once they reached the lab that it would involve mustard gas. All the participants ended up suffering third-degree burns both inside and out.