Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Operation Whitecoat
During WWII, the US Army exposed a group of soldiers to viruses and bacteria for testing. Details
Program: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Episode: Operation Whitecoat
The story of a group of American soldiers, all conscientious objectors and Seventh Day Adventists, who volunteered to expose themselves to deadly viruses and bacteria, rather than go to war. Over a 20-year period, beginning in the 1950s, the army used them to test vaccines against biological weapons. Most of them recall the experience without regret.
Premiere Date: 10/24/2003
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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