US Experiment on infants withholding affection

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Anyone know if this is a real story?

If so, it’s lessons for today’s torture are epic.

In the United States, 1944, an experiment was conducted on 40 newborn infants to determine whether individuals could thrive alone on basic physiological needs without affection. Twenty newborn infants were housed in a special facility where they had caregivers who would go in to feed them, bathe them and change their diapers, but they would do nothing else. The caregivers had been instructed not to look at or touch the babies more than what was necessary, never communicating with them. All their physical needs were attended to scrupulously and the environment was kept sterile, none of the babies becoming ill.

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2 thoughts on “US Experiment on infants withholding affection

  1. marin2

    I don’t know if this experiment is true. I happen to know that with animal experiments who grew up in a sterile surrounding they did do become sick. This was allready known far before WW2. I happen to know that these kind of experiments are done and still done in lab.. More as 200 million animals per year have an horrible death in the laboratoria..

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