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Stateville Penitentiary Malaria Study
In yet another example of using prisoners as guinea pigs, in the 1940s the United States Army, in conjunction with the University of Chicago, exposed prisoners at Stateville Penitentiary in order to study antimalarial drugs. The prisoners were given limited information that they were helping the war effort, but weren’t fully briefed about the nature of the experiment. During the Nuremburg Medical Trial, the Nazis argued there was no difference between the research done on American prisoners and those in concentration camps.
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