MASKS TESTED WITH REAL POISON GAS (Mar, 1933)

This doesn’t sound like a very safe idea…

MASKS TESTED WITH REAL POISON GAS

Tempting death daily is the lot of a few daring men in a London laboratory, where a steel-walled chamber containing an appreciable quantity of real poison gas is reported in use to test the air-purifying canisters of military gas masks. Masked experimenters sit outside the deadly chamber, and breathe through hoses that terminate in the canisters within. A white-coated physician stands near to render first aid, in case the poison-absorbing chemicals should fail to function. Only in this way can new types of equipment be tested.

4 comments
  1. Stannous says: January 19, 200712:02 pm

    This doesn’t sound like a very safe idea…

    Yeah, but PETA’s happy…

  2. galessa says: January 20, 20077:09 am

    how amazing to realize how worthless human lifes were. ok, but things have changed a bit, at least in intentions. only 50 years before this you could go out and buy a person of your own and use “it” for whatever you wanted. it was a long way till Human Rights Watch…

  3. Thomas L. Nielsen says: September 12, 20073:20 am

    “…only 50 years before this you could go out and buy a person of your own and use “it” for whatever you wanted…”

    You still can, in some parts of the world. Progress is often much less pronounced than we like to imagine.

    Regards & all

    Thomas L. Nielsen
    Denmark

  4. darren says: November 14, 20103:12 pm

    The bloke in the middle is the control subject – he didn’t get a mask.

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