Dr. Orlando Daumy, president of the Cuban Cancer Association and an expert on radiation, visited Albizu Campos in La Princesa in 1953.
This is what he saw:
Don Pedro had burns and sores all over his body. Bluish marks covered his back and torso. His face and neck were swollen, and he had extremely high blood pressure. Overall, he looked like he’d been flipped over on a barbecue grill.
After a full body examination, Dr. Daumy found that:
Dr. Daumy returned to Cuba, published his findings, and the international pressure became so strong that Gov. Luís Muñoz Marín briefly released Don Pedro for a few months, then re-imprisoned him in March 1954.
Fifty years later, a reporter named Eileen Welsome won the Pulitzer Prize for her discovery and documentation of 14,000 cases where the US government irradiated US citizens without their knowing it, as part of a Cold War “radiation study.”
Many of these cases were prisoners. Others were children and mentally disabled people. Ms. Welsome published her findings in a best-selling book called The Plutonium Files.
The technical term for these radiation experiments was TBI…Total Body Irradiation.
Now in 2015, the evidence is overwhelming that Pedro Albizu Campos was subjected to TBI while in prison…for years…until it killed him.