Weird History

Seven Of The Cruelest Human Experiments Ever Conducted

Doctors and psychologists are often seen as trusted pillars of society. Everyone assumes those in the medical community will behave in a correspondingly ethical and humane manner. But, in some cases, that is most definitely not the case.

Historically, sophisticated and well-educated individuals not only ignored medical ethics, but they also seemed intent on devising experiments and clinical analysis deliberately designed to inflict a maximum amount of pain, suffering, permanent injury, and even death. They exploited the vulnerable or the conquered with a cruelty and savagery that contradict the fundamentals of medicine and humanity. While some of these excesses are well known, other lesser-known transgressions are just as shocking and disturbing. Here are seven examples of the cruelest and most brutal human experiments ever performed.