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By Sheldon H. Harris

Factories of Death information the actions of the japanese military scientists that carried out various frightening experiments upon stay people. It investigates who from the higher echelons of the japanese army and political institutions knew of the experiments, additionally the query of even if Allied POWs have been subjected to such checks, and the character of the deal that used to be brokered with US experts after the battle. This new version has been thoroughly up-to-date, and includes a completely new bankruptcy detailing the various revelations that experience surfaced because the book's preliminary e-book in 1994.

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He is very ambitious and likes to do big things (in a way he is a boaster). He is very eager about promoting himself to a higher position by achieving meritorious deeds. 3. n. arrogant). He takes [a] haughty attitude toward his senior fellows…. 5. In so far as his bad rumors [that Ishii engaged in human experimentation] were concerned, it can be said that he, himself, was responsible for them. 16 Ishii remained at the university for two years. In either late 1926 or early 1927, he received his doctorate in microbiology.

He was promoted also to Major in the Army. Ishii’s world tour evidently yielded great personal rewards. As a Professor of Immunology at Japan’s most prestigious military medical school, Ishii now was in a position to carry on a constant lobbying effort for inaugurating serious BW research. And he did. He bombarded the High Command, as well as his scientific colleagues, with propaganda advocating BW as the weapon of the future, one that was essential to Japan’s ability to safeguard its interests.

His Kwantung Army superiors were delighted with Ishii’s conclusions. So, too, were his backers in the Army High Command in Tokyo. And so, too, were the intellectual elite within the Japanese scientific community. As a consequence, Ishii announced that he was prepared to embark upon phase two of his project. Of course, he required a much larger facility then Beiyinhe to carry out his plan. He would need more men, more equipment, and much more money to go ahead. Ishii was assured that his needs would be met.

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