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Weird History

How Edgewood Arsenal Carried Out Biological Warfare Experiments On Unknowing US Soldiers

With the proliferation of chemical weapons during World War I, the United States established its own chemical weapons production and testing facility. Located at Edgewood Arsenal near Baltimore, MD, the facility conducted military experiments on soldiers by testing hundreds of chemicals, psychedelic substances, and nerve agents, all in the name of national defense. The volunteer participants became unsuspecting guinea pigs exposed to nefarious contaminants and dangerous conditions that impacted their physical and mental health.

The final chapter of Edgewood Arsenal's history is ongoing, as are the stories of the individuals who suffered at the testing facility. 

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