Disturbing Experiments Performed On Humans

Some scientific experiments in history have been truly horrific, not to mention immoral. Hear about some of these disturbing studies—but be warned, this material is not for the faint of heart.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. In 1953, Canadian researchers tried to use high doses of LSD to scare alcoholics into sobriety. 00:46

  2. During the 1950s and '60s, CIA agents dosed unwitting civilians, prisoners, government employees, and themselves with LSD as part of Project MKUltra. 02:13

  3. Operation Midnight Climax, a program under Project MKUltra, involved CIA agents secretly observing johns who had been dosed with LSD by prostitutes. 03:23

Written by Curiosity Staff March 10, 2016