Medical Experimentation by: brookeann cornelius,hayley harmon, tori herth

Ravensbrück: women-only camp, only entire camp to be for women = only auschwitz’s women's’ sub camp was larger; they were subjected to medical experimentation especially regarding sterility procedures and genetic modification of embryos; once they got more crowded they were allowed to give birth but the women were so malnourished they couldn’t breastfeed and the babies died.

First stage- mainly operating in Dachau. Conducted high altitude experimentation. Used low-pressure chambers to determine the maximum altitude for which crew members of a damaged aircraft could parachute to safety. Carried out freezing experiments where the prisoners would be exposed to extreme cold in order to develop possible cures for hypothermia. Other experiments included testing to make seawater potable.

Second stage- focused on the development and research of pharmaceuticals and development. Occurred in the Sachsenhausen, Dachau, Natzweiler, Buchenwald, Neuengamme concentration camps. Tested prevention and treatment of multiple contagious diseases including malaria, typhus, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, yellow fever, and hepatitis. At another camp, Ravensbruck, they tested bone grafting and exposed the prisoners to phosgene and mustard gas to test possible cures.

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