MIT, Cereal, and Human Experimentation

In the 1940s Quaker Oats and MIT joined forces to study the absorption of vitamins and minerals. They recruited disadvantaged kids at the Fernald State School to join the “Science Club” and fed them radioactive iron and calcium without their knowledge.

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Sources & Links:

http://health.phys.iit.edu/extended_archive/9801/msg00009.html

https://ia800209.us.archive.org/34/items/humansubjectsres00unit/humansubjectsres00unit.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/01/us/settlement-reached-in-suit-over-radioactive-oatmeal-experiment.html

https://priceonomics.com/the-mit-science-club-for-disabled-children/

http://faculty.uml.edu/darcus/47.269/MATERIALS/fernale_globe1993.htm#fulltext

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1997-12-31/news/1997365029_1_quaker-oats-mit-researchers

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB883585397204864500

http://ahrp.org/1944-1956-radioactive-nutrition-experiments-conducted-by-harvard-and-mit-on-disabled-children/

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1994/6/9/cold-war-radiation-tests-on-children/

http://tech.mit.edu/V117/N65/bfernald.65n.html

http://www.wsj.com/video/the-last-residents-of-fernald/9968D5BF-8040-4052-B646-C7E475F188FF.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20100117182356/http://fernaldassociation.com/fernaldCenter.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/20100119043957/http://fernaldassociation.com/map.htm

https://archive.org/stream/humansubjectsres00unit#page/10/mode/1up

http://mitstory.mit.edu/mit-highlights-timeline

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1915&dat=19951207&id=G5VGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=V_gMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4238,1248792&hl=en

https://books.google.com/books?id=R2HGzpmGWOAC&pg=PT235&lpg=PT235&dq=Boston+Globe+Scott+Allen+Fernald&source=bl&ots=t5tliFVMMq&sig=Oefg012rNNEaxQ6cYLwJi-JsQGw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwifgcr_uMbOAhVPy2MKHTzWCLQQ6AEIQjAI#v=onepage&q=Boston%20Globe%20Scott%20Allen%20Fernald&f=false

Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans
https://books.google.com/books?id=ol4aMj655ooC&pg=PA216&lpg=PA216&dq=mit+radioactive+cereal&source=bl&ots=7Mw0LQWeQq&sig=LdpitN_RfHdLW31EIpKyq9RHoO8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj_2tzCi8bOAhVP-GMKHTbHAsI4ChDoAQheMA4#v=onepage&q=mit%20radioactive%20cereal&f=false

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) Official Trailer – Gene Wilder, Roald Dahl Movie HD
www.imdb.com/title/tt0067992

Fisher-Price Little People Commercial (1980)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_UkNjZqkfU

Space Jockey – US Games – Atari 2600
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkK2vYZVgMs

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