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Made in Japan: Unethical Experiments

  • Joshua A. Perper
  • Stephen J. Cina
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Abstract

Before and during the Second World War, from 1935 to 1945, Japanese physicians engaged in criminal medical experimentation on thousands of human beings. These doctors dedicated themselves to the development of biological weapons at the direction of and with the full support of the Japanese Government. Their activities were little different from the medical atrocities committed by the Nazi physicians. The involuntary subjects of experiments were mainly Chinese soldiers and civilians but also included members of other nationalities including Koreans, Burmese, Russians, Mongolians, and Americans.

Keywords

Hydrogen Cyanide Biological Weapon Biological Warfare Japanese Physician Japanese Doctor 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joshua A. Perper
    • 1
  • Stephen J. Cina
    • 1
  1. 1.Fort LauderdaleUSA

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