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Government agencies, universities backed unethical experiments in Guatemala in 1940s

September 12, 2011

David Mills of First Things writes about the ugly career of John C. Cutler, a researcher who performed experiments on unwitting human subjects in Guatemala during the 1940s. Although his methods were grossly unethical, and his experiments sometimes amounted to torture, Cutler somehow retained the respect and support of government and academic institutions.


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