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Bad blood - A case study of the Tuskegee syphilis project

Fourtner, A.W. and Fourtner, C.F. and Herreid, C.F. (1994) Bad blood - A case study of the Tuskegee syphilis project. Journal of College Science Teaching, 23. pp. 277-285.

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Abstract

Syphilis is a venereal disease spread during sexual intercourse. It can also be passed from mother to child during pregnancy. It is caused by a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called a spirochete, Treponema pallidum. This microscopic organism resides in many organs of the body but causes sores or ulcers (called chancres) to appear on the skin of the penis, vagina, mouth, and occasionally in the rectum, or on the tongue, lips, or breast. During sex the bacteria leave the sores of one person and enter the moist membranes of their partner's penis. vagina, mouth, or rectum.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male; African-American males
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Bioethics
Health > Public Health
Research
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Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 22:12
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1092

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