Hideyo Noguchi's Luetin Experiment and the Antivivisectionists

  title={Hideyo Noguchi's Luetin Experiment and the Antivivisectionists},
  author={Susan E. Lederer},
  pages={31 - 48}
  • S. Lederer
  • Published 1 March 1985
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Isis
N 1911 HIDEYO NOGUCHI, an associate member of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, published the results of a promising series of experiments on rabbits and human beings with luetin, an extract of Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis.' Noguchi predicted that luetin could provide a useful diagnostic procedure to complement the Wassermann test in the detection of syphilis. But his use of orphans and hospital patients in research into a venereal affliction attracted the… Expand
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