April 30, 2017

Friday Open Thread: Medical Racism – Experiments on African-Americans

Friday Finally. In 1994, following the publication of a series of articles on plutonium injections of American citizens, President Clinton appointed an advisory committee on human radiation experiments to investigate the matter and gave it … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Medical Racism – Experiments on African-Americans

Gird you loins! It's gonna be a tough one. We continue to look at the horrific practice of using slaves and prisoners for medical experiments in the United States. Invasive surgeries and other shocking experiments were “commonplace” on slaves … [Read more...]

Underground S.2 Ep.8: Auld Acquaintance

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Tuesday Open Thread: Medical Racism – Experiments on African-Americans

There are three statues in the United States honoring Dr. James Marion Sims, a 19th-century physician dubbed the father of modern gynecology. Invisible in his shadow are the enslaved women whom he experimented on. Today, they are unknown and unnamed … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Born May 31, 1918, in Philadelphia, Lloyd Albert Quarterman, a chemist, was one of the few African American scientists and technicians to work on the Manhattan Project, the top-secret effort to design and build the atomic bomb during World War … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Moddie Daniel Taylor, a chemist by training, was a member of the small, elite group of African American scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, the code name for the top-secret effort to create an atomic bomb during World War II.  Taylor was … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Ralph Alexander Gardner, hard plastics pioneer and one of the scientists and technicians who worked on the Manhattan Project which developed the atomic bomb, was born December 3, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Vivian and Clarence Gardner.  Gardner … [Read more...]