Background: “In the 1940s, the U.S. military chemical weapons program recruited ‘volunteer soldier’ subjects for experiments using sulfur mustard, nitrogen mustard, and Lewisite, a blister-producing chemical that contains organic arsenic. The purpose of these tests was to evaluate clothing, ointments and equipment to protect American troops from mustard agent attacks. Nearly 60,000 military personnel were involved in a wide range of exposures, most of them participating in mild exposures (a drop of agent on the arm in “patch” tests). However, approximately 4,000 soldiers were subjected to severe, full-body exposures carried out in gas chamber trials or as a part of field exercises over contaminated ground areas.” The above paragraph is taken directly from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website to which you can go for more information. The following paragraph is quoted from “Potential Health Effects among Veterans involved in Military Warfare Agent Experiments Conducted from 1955 to 1975” a release from the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Originally conducted in secret, there is a great deal of information today describing these experiments in open literature, including congressional hearings, media accounts, and reviews and epidemiological studies from scientific organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and others. Importantly, DoD has declassified many of the details of these experiments that are relevant to benefits claims of the veterans who participated.” Discussion: What do you think about this experiment? What is your opinion on the government sharing information on these experiments today? Reference: Michael Sullivan, III (2018). Fundamentals of statistics: informed decisions using data 5th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson (ISBN-13 print: 978?0?13-450830-6, ISBN?13 loose leaf: 978?0?13-450999-0, ISBN?13 ebook: 978?0?13-450998-3). Chapter 1