14. Homosexual Aversion Therapy
Talk about experiments that don’t age well. In 1967, scientists MJ Mac Culloch and MP Feldman attempted a way to cure homosexuality. They published their results in British Medical Journal claiming to have cured 43 homosexual men.
Their experiment was rather disturbing. They gave electric shocks to subjects as they were shown slides of men. Slides of women were shown without any shocks associated with them. The study was discredited for good in 1994 by the American Psychological Association and was deemed dangerous and ineffective.