Thursday, 21 January 2010




Simon said...

The same thought occurred to me, although the operations of war would have probably been impeccably organised, not in the hap-hazzard way that relief seems to be getting to Haiti.

Leonardo de la Paor said...

Japan admits dissecting WWII POWs
By Thomas Easton
The Baltimore Sun

"I could never again wear a white smock," says Dr. Toshio Tono, dressed in a white running jacket at his hospital and recalling events of 50 years ago. "It's because the prisoners thought that we were doctors, since they could see the white smocks, that they didn't struggle. They never dreamed they would be dissected."
The prisoners were eight American airmen, knocked out of the sky over southern Japan during the waning months of World War U, and then torn apart organ by organ while they were still alive.
What occurred here 50 years ago this month, at the anatomy department of Kyushu University, has been largely forgotten in Japan and is virtually unknown in the United States. American prisoners of war were subjected to horrific medical experiments. All of the prisoners died. Most of the physicians and asistants then did their best to hide the evidence of what they had done.