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The Inoculation Studies in Guatemala: a webinar with Susan Reverby, PhD

Reverby, Susan M. Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) (2010) The Inoculation Studies in Guatemala: a webinar with Susan Reverby, PhD. In: The Inoculation Studies in Guatemala, October 20, 2010, on-line.

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Abstract

The Guatemala syphilis study, unearthed by medical historian, Susan M. Reverby, is another shocking and sadly familiar example of the abuse of human subjects in research. Ms. Reverby will present her findings in a webinar titled The Guatemalan Inoculation Study: Susan M. Reverby on Research Ethics and Lessons for HRPPs, which will address the horrific story of US public health researchers intentionally infecting hundreds of people in Guatemala, including mental patients, with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge. A professor at Wellesley College who has published two books about the US Public Health Service Syphilis study that took place in Tuskegee, AL, Ms. Reverby will share her findings and insights on what today’s research professionals may learn from this astounding example of immoral research practices that occurred more than 60 years ago.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: Guatemala Inoculation Study Susan Reverby John Cutler
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guatemala, Guatemala syphilis study
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Bioethics
Research > studies
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    Depositing User: Tirzah Griffin
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2011 16:42
    Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 22:21
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2496

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