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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Unit 731 Goals and Purposes Unit 731 composed of many experiments; most experiments were conducted to test new weapons, biological weapons and medical technology. Their goal was tolearn about study the effects of experimentsthat were conducted on them as well asexperiment new weapons for WW2. double click to change this title text! Procedure and Test Subjects What attempts have been made to govern the way this research is conducted, and how successful have these attempts been? The victims often died of vivisection, operations on live humans for the purpose of experimentation. Some prisoners had their limbs severed tostudy the effects of blood loss. Other victims were locked in gas chambersfilled with chemicals, or placed in large centrifuges that spun until they died. They injected air into their arteries and horse urine into their kidneys. Some scientists hung victims upside down until they choked to death. The Japanese researchers used mostly Korean and Chinese civilians and prisoners of wars but they also used Russian, other Southeast Asians and Allied prisoners of war. Selection of Subjects The particular groups of people were not selected for any reason. The prisoners of Unit 731 were not held of prejudice but out of convenience. Scientific Importance of Experiments The Japanese developed the defoliation bacilli bomb and the flea bomb. These bombsheld fleas that carried deadly diseases, such as the bubonic plague, anthrax, typhoid and dysentery. The deaths at Unit 731 never received the same press the crimes of Auschwitz did, there were no trials, and the perpetrators of the experiments were never brought to justice. In fact, many of them were honored for the service to their country. After Japanese surrender in 1945, the US government discovered the extent of the Japanese experiments. However, US officials believed the Japanese findings were too valuable and must be kept from the Soviet Union at all costs. As a result, US officials offered Japanese scientists immunity from prosecution in exchange for all experimental data. Dalton Xue & Hans Singh Vivisections are operations performed on live animals (like humans). The Japanese scientists removed organs while their subjects were still awake to study them before decomposition altered them. Bibliography Kann, C. (n.d.). Unit 731: Overview. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from 731 General Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved March 19, 2015, from War II in the Pacific Japanese Unit 731Biological Warfare Unit. (2014, February 1). Retrieved March 19, 2015, from Horror -- A special report.; Japan Confronting Gruesome War Atrocity. (1995, March 16). Retrieved March 19, 2015, from Horror Files: Unit 731. (2013, July 25). Retrieved March 19, 2015, from
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