Religion: C.O.s

In Minneapolis, 35 C.O.s (conscientious objectors) have been voluntarily starving for six months. Under the watchful eyes of four religious service committees (Brethren, Quaker, Mennonite and Unitarian), these "human guinea pigs" of some ten denominations have lived in the South Tower of the University of Minnesota stadium, undergoing scientific experiments in semistarvation. This week they were starting a three-month buildup, the final stage in a year's program. Purpose: to determine the physical and mental effects of starvation on normally healthy men from 19 to 33, and to find ways of best utilizing food...

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