Light on the Shadow of the Syphilis Study at Tuskegee

  title={Light on the Shadow of the Syphilis Study at Tuskegee},
  author={Stephen B. Thomas and Sandra Crouse Quinn},
  journal={Health Promotion Practice},
  pages={234 - 237}
n the 1940s, with the disclosure that Nazi doctorshad conducted experiments on humans, the termresearch crime appeared for the first time. MostAmericans believed such abuses could never hap-pen here. On a hot day in July 1972, however, the na-tional front-page news described an experimentsponsored by the U.S. government. In Macon County,Alabama, a large group of Black men had gone un-treated for syphilis. Over 4 decades, as some of themdied, the U.S. government went to great lengths to en-sure… Expand
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