DETAINED AND DRUGGED: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE USE OF PHARMACEUTICALS FOR THE INTERROGATION OF SUSPECTS, PRISONERS, PATIENTS, AND POWS IN THE US

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Laura Calkins, History Department, Holden Hall – MS 1013, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1013 USA. Email: laura.calkins@ttu.edu

ABSTRACT

Using medical literature citations, Congressional hearings, and declassified documents this paper examines the uses of pharmaceuticals in the interrogation of vulnerable populations. From the use of IV relaxants on criminal suspects during the 1920s to the Global War on Terror, the nexus of drugs, testing, and interrogations will be explored in both the domestic and international contexts.

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