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Light on the Shadow of the Syphilis Study at Tuskegee

Thomas, Stephen B. and Quinn, Sandra Crouse (2000) Light on the Shadow of the Syphilis Study at Tuskegee. Health Promotion Practice, 1 (3). pp. 234-237.

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    Abstract

    In the 1940s, with the disclosure that Nazi doctors had conducted experiments on humans, the term research crime appeared for the first time. Most Americans believed such abuses could never happen here. On a hot day in July 1972, however, the national front-page news described an experiment sponsored by the U.S. government. In Macon County, Alabama, a large group of Black men had gone untreated for syphilis. Over 4 decades, as some of them died, the U.S. government went to great lengths to ensure that the men in the Tuskegee Study were denied treatment, even after penicillin had become the standard of care in the mid-1940s


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    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuskegee, Syphilis Study, research crime, Macon County, Alabama, Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male
    Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Bioethics
    Health > Public Health
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
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    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011
    Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 22:08
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/658

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