USING FIRST NATIONS STUDENTS AS TEST SUBJECTS
Medical experimentation also took place at Indian Residential and Indian Day schools. This example, reported in the May 8, 2000, issue of Maclean's magazine makes one wonder whether this is modern Canada or a throwback to the Dark Ages:
Natives denied dental care Federal government doctors withheld specialized dental care, such as professional cleaning and treatment of decay, for aboriginal children living in eight residential schools in the 1940s and 1950s to see what the effect would be on their health. The director of the study, Dr. L.B. Pett, said last week that students' teeth and gums were in terrible condition to begin with, and that delaying treatment did not create more decay, but helped keep the study's results accurate.
Such views about experiments, using people deemed "inferior" as guinea pigs, were expressed by another majority group, the Nazis. As might be expected from a systemically racist society, to my knowledge, not one word of condemnation has been uttered about this revelation from any level of government, or human rights commission in Canada.