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Panel reveals new details of 1940's experiment

Stobbe, Mike Associated Press (2011) Panel reveals new details of 1940's experiment. Yahoo News.

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A presidential panel on Monday disclosed shocking new details of U.S. medical experiments done in Guatemala in the 1940s, including a decision to re-infect a dying woman in a syphilis study. The Guatemala experiments are already considered one of the darker episodes of medical research in U.S. history, but panel members say the new information indicates that the researchers were unusually unethical, even when placed into the historical context of a different era. "The researchers put their own medical advancement first and human decency a far second," said Anita Allen, a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of…


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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: Dr. John Cutler, Guatemala experiments, syphilis study
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Bioethics
Health > Public Health
Research
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    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2011 13:47
    Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 21:58
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3195

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