90 miles north of Washington D.C. stands Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. From World War I to the present day it has been the centre of the US Army’s research into chemical warfare. Within it’s laboratories bazaar experiments took place, by giving a cat LSD Edgewood scientists were able to turn nature and normality upside down. Animals were always tested before humans the reasoning for such tests were that army scientists wanted to research and understand about the dose levels for nerve agents and chemical compounds i.e. what would simply incapacitate and what would be considered lethal on the battlefield and how their troops could defend themselves if ever attacked in such ways.
This ITV Yorkshire (UK) film originally aired in 1993 and sets about exposing the extent to which these experiments were carried out and how testing went from animals to humans leaving many traumatised by the experience.
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