A brand new documentary has accused the US intelligence company of supporting experiments on a number of hundred Scandinavian kids
The Central Intelligence Company (CIA) allegedly backed secret experiments into schizophrenia on 311 Danish kids, many adopted or from orphanages, throughout the early Nineteen Sixties, in response to a newly launched documentary.
Danish Radio’s documentary ‘The Seek for Myself’ accuses the US spy company of supporting the experiments on the Municipal Hospital in Cophenhagen. The research had been reportedly investigating the hyperlink between schizophrenia and heredity or the surroundings.
Per Wennick, who claims to have been a participant within the experiments as a toddler, alleged that he was positioned in a chair, with electrodes strapped to him and compelled to take heed to loud, shrill noises. The goal of the check was supposedly to search out out if a toddler had psychopathic traits.
“It was very uncomfortable. And it is not simply my story, it is the story of many kids,” Wennick mentioned, describing his expertise.
I feel it is a violation of my rights as a citizen on this society. I discover it so unusual that some individuals ought to know extra about me than I actually have been conscious of.
The venture was co-financed by a US well being service, receiving help from the Human Ecology Fund, which is operated on behalf of the CIA, in response to Wennick and the Nationwide Archives.
Whereas the kids weren’t advised what the experiments had been for, throughout or after the analysis, a dissertation was printed in 1977 by Danish psychiatrist Discover Schulsinger detailing the examine.
The Danish Welfare Museum’s Jacob Knage Rasmussen mentioned that that is the primary documented time the place kids underneath care had been used for analysis functions within the nation.
“I have no idea of comparable makes an attempt, neither in Denmark nor in Scandinavia. It’s appalling data that contradicts the Nuremberg Code of 1947, which after World Battle II was to set some moral restrictions for experiments on people” Rasmussen acknowledged.
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