Abuse of Human Beings for the Sake of Science

  • Jay Katz
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)


The third experiment…took such an extraordinary course that I called an SS physician of the camp as witness, since I had worked on these experiments all by myself. It was a continuous experiment without oxygen at a height of 12 kilometers conducted on a 37year–old Jew in good general condition. Breathing continued up to 30 minutes. After 4 minutes the experimental subject began to perspire and wiggle his head, after 5 minutes cramps occurred, between 6 and 10 minutes breathing increased in speed and the experimental subject became unconscious; from 11 to 30 minutes breathing slowed down to three breaths per minute, finally stopping altogether.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

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