1931 (1898-1959) | Rockefeller Institute
During WWII, Rhoads headed two large chemical warfare projects, he had a seat on the AEC (Atomic Energy Commission), and he headed the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
The Puerto Ricans are the dirtiest, laziest, most dangerous and theivish race of men ever inhabiting this sphere... I have done my best to further the process of extermination by killing off eight and transplanting cancer into several more... All physicians take delight in the abuse and torture of the unfortunate subjects.
From a letter given by recipient to the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. Rhoads was investigated, but although he never denied writing the letter, the prosecutor said Rhoads was just a "mentally ill person or a man with few scruples," so he was never prosecuted.back to index
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