50 U.S. Code § 1520a - Restrictions on use of human subjects for testing of chemical or biological agents
I’m pretty sure most people here are aware of the above law which appears to be saying something to the effect that "We are NOW putting restrictions on using U.S. citizens as (lab rats, guinea pigs?) from what were previously doing (with unrestricted use of said subjects?).
I’m trying to find out what the previous law(s) were that allowed for unrestricted use of citizens was.
The Govt. does have a long history of using, unwittingly and unaware, U.S. citizens as guinea pigs and lab rats very often with deleterious effects. Was there any prior laws policies on the books that allowed for much wider use that is now allowed?