CPS Unit Number 115-22

CPS Unit Number 115-22

Camp: 115

Unit ID: 22

Title: Goldwater Memorial Hospital

Operating agency: OSRD

Opened: 10 1943

Closed: 10 1946


CPS Unit No, 115, subunit 22, located at Goldwater Memorial Hospital in Welfare Island, New York, subjected CPS men to experiments studying malaria.


AFSC assumed agency oversight for this OSRD project studying malaria in three different phases.  Dr. James I Shannon, Director of Research Service at the Medical Division of New York University the sponsoring agency, directed both phases one and two at Goldwater Memorial Hospital.  The first conducted clinical studies of the effects of malarial chemotherapy with two to six men at a time from October 1943 through February 1946.


In phase two, Dr. Shannon was joined by Dr. David P. Earle in the Malarial Unit at the hospital from February 1945 for one year.  This phase worked with ten to thirty men at a time experimenting with treatments.  Thirty-one volunteers participated.


Part three of the OSRD project on folic acid, studied the effects of diets regulating the amount of B complex in the body.  Dr. Charles Glen [E. J.?] King directed the project sponsored by The Nutrition Foundation, Inc.  He worked with thirteen COs at a time in the project running from October 1945 to February 1946. 

Welfare Island, New York, United States