President Obama apologises to Guatemala over 1940s syphilis study

  title={President Obama apologises to Guatemala over 1940s syphilis study},
  author={Janice Hopkins Tanne},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • J. Tanne
  • Published 4 October 2010
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
President Barack Obama has expressed his deep regret to Alvaro Colon, president of Guatemala, about a 1940s study in which 696 Guatemalans were deliberately infected with syphilis. The president extended his apologies to President Colon and to all those who had been affected. The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, and the secretary of health and human services, Kathleen Sebelius, issued a joint public statement saying that the study was “clearly unethical.” Participants had been infected… 

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