Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Rochester Polonium Experiment

Remember the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko with polonium? Turns out some of the early experiments on the effects of polonium on humans were part of the World War Two atomic weapons experiments at the University of Rochester.

hat tip, the Federation of American Scientists' (a.k.a. Federation of Atomic Scientists) Secrecy News.

1 comment:

Richard said...

Pretty interesting stuff - How times and the interplay between medical ethics and the government change, eh? Doubt they could get IRB approval for such a study nowadays.

Dad