“Normal Exposure” and Inoculation Syphilis: A PHS “Tuskegee” Doctor in Guatemala, 1946–1948

  title={“Normal Exposure” and Inoculation Syphilis: A PHS “Tuskegee” Doctor in Guatemala, 1946–1948},
  author={Susan M Reverby},
  journal={Journal of Policy History},
  pages={6 - 28}
  • S. Reverby
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Policy History

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