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‘It affected a great number of people’: inside the world of shocking military drug experiments

A damning new documentary sheds light on experiments done on US soldiers from the 50s to the 70s and the devastating effects In the documentary Dr Delirium and The Edgewood Experiments, Dr James Ketchum explains his role and reasoning during notorious cold war-era, Manchurian Candidate-grade human experiments that lasted from the 50s to the 70s. Ketchum died in 2019. In a decade-old, never-before-seen interview conducted by Dr Delirium director and executive producer Nick Brigden, Ketchum appears frail but lucid. He’s aware of naysayers who can trot out unflattering details about Edgewood, like how he was working alongside Nazi “talent” recruited for their expertise on human experimentation. But he’s confident that he’s on the right side of history with experiments that were harmful to test subjects while serving a greater good. Continue reading...

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