to investigate the effectiveness of sulfanilamide. Wounds
deliberately inflicted on the victims were infected with bacteria
such as streptococcus, gas gangrene, and tetanus. Circulation of
blood was interrupted by tying off blood vessels at both ends of the
wound to create a condition similar to that of a battlefield wound.
Infection was aggravated by forcing wood shavings and ground glass
into the wounds. The infection was treated with sulfanilamide and
other drugs to determine their effectiveness. Many victims died as a
result of these experiments and others suffered serious injury and
Fever (Typhus) Experiments
to investigate the effectiveness of spotted fever and other
vaccines. Numerous victims were deliberately infected with spotted
fever virus in order to keep the virus alive - over 90 percent of
the victims died as a result.
Experiments with Poison
to investigate the effect of various poisons upon human beings. The
poisons were secretly administered to the victims in their food. The
victims died as a result of the poison or were killed immediately in
order to permit autopsies. In or about September 1944 the victims
were shot with poison bullets and suffered torture and death.