Category: Medicine

Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America

By Allen Hornblum, Judith Lynn Newman, and Gregory Dober During the Cold War, an alliance between American scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and the US military pushed the medical establishment into ethically fraught territory. Doctors and scientists at prestigious institutions were pressured to produce medical advances to compete with the perceived threats coming from the Soviet Union. In Against Their Will, authors Allen Hornblum, Judith Newman, … Read More Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America