History August 22, 2017 at 05:00 am

Controversial Clinical Trials That Used Black People as Guinea Pigs

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi August 22, 2017 at 05:00 am

August 22, 2017 at 05:00 am | History

A white medical officer collects a blood sample from a black man. Photo credit: New African Magazine

It is always depressing to read how black people suffered abuse and discrimination at the hands of fellow human beings. No other human race has gone through what black people were subjected to by their slave masters.

Aside from living under inhumane conditions and enduring many hours of forced labor, black people were also used as guinea pigs for medical experiments. Countless black slaves died while undergoing these tests.

Here, we take a look at some of the most unethical medical tests that used black people as guinea pigs.


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