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Phosphorus Prisoner

Found this article whilst looking for post mortem images to paint from. the Lady written about was in a set of images i painted from Death scenes book i have. though the book never states the individuals identity just that they were all found dead from a fire in a building presumably where they lived/worked. Reading this article makes much more of a horrifying story…
Demon doctor… Dr. Shiro Ishii (Unit 731)

The first female prisoner of Unit 731 is a victim of the phosphorus burn wound experiments conducted by microbiologist Shiro Ishii. The second female victim developed gas gangrene of her buttocks after the test of the ceramic bomb filled with Clostridium bacterial spores. Of course, both of them died.

Microbiologist Shiro Ishii was the Lieutenant General and the Head of Unit 731, a biological-warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). In 1942, Ishii began field tests of germ warfare and weapons (firearms, bombs etc.) on Chinese soldiers and civilians. Approximately three thousands prisoners died of bubonic plague, cholera, anthrax and other diseases. His unit also conducted physiological experiments such as vivisections, forced abortions, simulated burns, strokes and heart attacks. In 1946, the U.S. began negotiating a secret deal with Ishii and Unit 731 leaders: immunity from war-crimes prosecution would be offered in exchange for germ warfare data based on human experimentation. The deal was concluded two years later. Ishii was never prosecuted. He went on to supervise biological research at the University of Maryland (USA) and died at the age of 67 in 1959.

Wiki Article: Shiro Ishii

http://www.charonboat.com/item/141

 

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