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Neither Victim nor Villain: Nurse Eunice Rivers, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, and Public Health Work

Smith, Susan L. (1996) Neither Victim nor Villain: Nurse Eunice Rivers, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, and Public Health Work. Journal of Women's History, 8 (1). pp. 95-113. ISSN 1527-2036

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Project MUSE - Journal of Women's History - Neither Victim nor Villain: Nurse Eunice Rivers, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, and Public Health Work Project MUSE Journals Journal of Women's History Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 1996 Neither Victim nor Villain: Nurse Eunice Rivers, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, and Public Health Work Journal of Women's History Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 1996 E-ISSN: 1527-2036 Print ISSN: 1042-7961 Neither Victim nor Villain:Nurse Eunice Rivers, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, and Public Health Work Susan L. Smith Susan L. Smith Susan L. Smith is assistant professor of history and women's studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women's Health Activism in America, 1890-1950 (1995). Acknowledgement I thank the following for their comments on earlier versions: Andrea Friedman, Vanessa Northington Gamble, Linda Gordon, Susan Hamilton, Darlene Clark Hine, Judith Walzer Leavitt, Gerda Lerner, Donald Macnab, Leslie Reagan, Leslie Schwalm, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Women's History Dissertators' Group, the audience at the Ninth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women at Vassar College, New York, June 1993, and my students at the University of Alberta. This research was supported by a Women's Studies Research Grant and a Rural Policy Fellowship, both from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. I also thank archivists Aloha South, at the...


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Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment; Nurse Eunice Rivers; unethical experiment; Black health workers and educators
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Bioethics
Health > Public Health
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Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 10:05
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1098

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