Sunday, August 15, 2010

Torturing Children for Medical Experimentation

The Hidden Tragedy of the CIA's Experiments on Children
Wednesday 11 August 2010

by: H.P. Albarelli Jr. and Dr. Jeffrey S. Kaye

Story excerpt:

"From early 1940 to 1953, Dr. Lauretta Bender, a highly respected child neuropsychiatrist practicing at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, experimented extensively with electroshock therapy on children who had been diagnosed with "autistic schizophrenia." In all, it has been reported that Bender administered electroconvulsive therapy to at least 100 children ranging in age from three years old to 12 years, with some reports indicating the total may be twice that number. One source reports that, inclusive of Bender's work, electroconvulsive treatment was used on more than 500 children at Bellevue Hospital from 1942 to 1956, and then at Creedmoor State Hospital Children's Service from 1956 to 1969..."

These children were tortured.

The article does not stop here but goes on to describe other psychological, medical, and CIA experimentation on children that amount to torture.

I wonder what will be leaked in 20 years about events occurring in the "war on terror."

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