The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common device used in shoe stores from 1930 through the 1950s. Basically, it was a wooden box with an open x-ray tube and no reliable shielding to protect bystanders. You may want to think of it as an X-Ray Bomb, everyone near the machine was getting a full dose […]

From 1946 to 1949 over 800 women living in and around poor areas of Nashville were deceived into taking part in a nutritional study where pregnant women were given pills with radioactive iron-59. Funded by Vanderbilt University at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. When the babies were born, they were also tested to see how much […]

Researchers affiliated with the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), selected 88 test subjects at the University of Cincinnati and exposed them without consent to hefty doses of radiation under the direction of Dr. Eugene Saenger between 1960 and 1971. Saenger picked test subjects from poor, mostly non-white groups, without informed consent. Some were dosed with radiation for […]

58-year-old Albert Stevens was admitted to UCSFMC in 1945 with a severe gastric ulcer that was misdiagnosed as terminal cancer. On May 10, 1945, Stevens was secretly administered the largest dose of plutonium any human has ever received; just under one microgram. The sample consisted of two isotopes of plutonium. Stevens was then given free […]

During the summer of 1957, the United States carried out 29 nuclear tests in Nevada as part of Operation Plumbbob. The radioactive debris went into the air and groundwater which then entered local communities. “Downwinders” are the name given to millions of US citizens who lived unwittingly in places where nuclear fallout would begin to kill them. […]

Sam Cohen conceived of the neutron bomb as a way of morally killing large populations of human beings, while leaving the buildings and property intact. Nuclear bombs kill by burning and melting everything for miles. When detonated the majority of a nuke’s energy is released via its explosion. Neutron bombs kill via silent radiation, with […]

Not a pleasant simulator but a great reminder that we need to change the world we live in. It’s an interactive nuclear bomb simulator that visually shows how many people could die, how far away it could reach and how far the radiation could travel from a selection of different nuclear weapons. The tool exists to […]