Research involving human subjects was also common in the United States, both during World War II and in the decades following. But because no one could imagine atrocities like those exposed in Germany, little attention was paid to ensuring that subject consent was part of American research protocols. For instance, not unlike Germany, the United States government had an interest in protecting American troops facing diseases such as dysentery and malaria. To test treatments for dysentery, which was common in the United States, researchers needed only to look at orphanages to find conditions equally as deplorable as those faced by soldiers at the front. Experimental treatments were thus administered without consent to institutionalized children aged thirteen to seventeen.4 Malaria, on the other hand, was a disease foreign to American soil. Therefore, researchers went to state hospitals for the insane as well as prison hospitals to nonconsensually infect otherwise healthy individuals with malaria so as to test the efficacy of experimental antimalaria treatments.4 In fact, most wartime research was performed in the United States on the institutionalized poor, orphans, prisoners, the mentally disabled, minorities, and the like, without consent.