Humans had always desired to play gods and to experiment thousands of things either on animals, nature, space and even on human to help us understand the world around us.
The best advantage of the curiosity of men in so many domains is that it led to many discoveries, to a better understanding of the human body, of life and death, of the universe and of the laws that surround us.
Some of the most important experiments took place over the centuries and led to big discoveries.
From the oldest major discoveries like Penicillin, Gravity, Walking to the moon, Quantic physics, the fingerprints, experimenting teleportation; to the futuristic ones that include: Growing Organs and Regenerate Human Tissue, A New Breakthrough in Quantum Computing is Set to Transform Our World, Metallic Hydrogen, the First Human Embryo Ever, The Fluid-Filled Bag Lets Lambs Develop Outside the Womb. Humans Are Next.
All of these discoveries were made thanks to years and years of experiments. In this article, we will have a look over the scariest experiments and their consequences.
Creepy experiments from the 20th century
The first creepy experiment I will present began in 1907 and was made by a psychiatric who believed all the causes of mental diseases where the infections located in some parts of the body.
He strongly believed that removing those affected organs would cure the patients.
The procedure was called “surgical bacteriology”, and consisted in removing the patient’s teeth, and internal organs. He made thousands of surgeries over patients that led to the death of many of those who were part of this experiment.
During 1840, one doctor was sure that the cure for typhoid pneumonia was boiling water. He experimented his cure over many patients.
The procedure consisted of pouring boiling water over the naked body of the patients each4 hours, causing a big torture over them.
The Russian experiment over decapitated dogs wanted to prove that they can keep the animal alive thanks to the machine they have invented: autojektor, the heart and lung machine.
In 1966, a psychologist and sexual behavior expert was sure that he can change sex by performing orchidectomy, the surgical removal of the testicles.
He tried it on a 2-year-old-boy who was left without a penis due to failed circumcision.