Joseph G. Hamilton Quotes

If this is to be done in humans, I feel that those concerned in the Atomic Energy Commission would be subject to considerable criticism as admittedly this would have a little of the Buchenward touch.

 
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In 1950 a number of experiments were planned and carried out under the auspices of the Atomic Energy Commission where humans were exposed to radiation, often without their informed consent.
Joseph G. Hamilton
Joseph G. Hamilton
  • Born: November 11, 1907
  • Died: February 19, 1957
  • Nationality: American
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Joseph Gilbert Hamilton was an American professor of Medical Physics, Experimental Medicine, General Medicine, and Experimental Radiology as well as director (1948-1957) of the Crocker Laboratory, part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Hamilton studied the medical effects of exposure to radioactive isotopes, which included the use of unsuspecting human subjects.

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