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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Nazi Experimentation There was a variety of reasons for nazi experimentation. Since the victims of of Nazi oppression were dehumanized, the Nazis had no ethical limits in experimentation and were able to experiment with no boundaries. The reasoning behind the experiments were often torture and even further dehumanization, sometimes with very little valid scientific purpose. There were experiments involving head trauma, in which a Nazi security officer is quoted "a young boy of eleven or twelve was strapped to a chair so he could not move. Above him was a mechanized hammer that every few seconds came down upon his head." The boy was later driven insane from the torture. Other procedures included freezing to test for treating hypothermia (intentionally freezing people) and experimentation on twins, such as trying to make conjoined twins by literally sewing them together. Two Romani boys were sewn together in an attempt to artificially create conjoined twins. They later died of Gangrene from where their arteries were moved. There were also experiments on Malaria,Mustard gas, sterilization, other variousmilitary technology, and tons more. There were also experiments conducted on homosexual prisoners attempting to curehomosexuality. The selection process fortest subjects was often entirely random,only with certain prerequisites dependingon what was being tested. Research onhumans specifically wasnt necessary, however given the conditions and lack of value of life of people held in concentration camps, human experimentation was inevitable.Surprisingly, some scientific purpose came fromthese experiments. Modern research has used some of the results of the freezing experiments intreatment of hypothermia, with also 45 publicationsusing the data as well. Most of the data from these experiments is instantly rejected however, given the method by which the data was obtained. There is also evidence to prove some of the research scientifically invalid, though overall the experimentation was often just an excuse to torture subjects. The most obvious outcome of all of this was the Nuremberg Code, by which voluntary consent being necessary was established, and that no unnecessary pain nor death would occur during experimentation. It isnt known how many deaths were caused by the experimentation, though unlike Henrietta Lacks, the ends are nowhere close to justifying the means. by Max Fritsch & Stuart Griffin Nazi Medical Experiments." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 20 June 2014. Web. 11 Feb. 2015. "Medical Experiments of the Holocaust and Nazi Medicine." Medical Experiments of the Holocaust and Nazi Medicine. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
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