Racism and research: the case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

  title={Racism and research: the case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.},
  author={Allan M. Brandt},
  journal={The Hastings Center report},
  volume={8 6},
In 1932 the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) initiated an experiment in Macon County, Alabama, to determine the natural course of untreated, latent syphilis in black males. The test comprised 400 syphilitic men as well as 200 uninfected men who served as controls. The first published report of the study appeared in 1936 with subsequent papers issued every four to six years through the 1960s. When penicillin became widely available by the early 1950s as the preferred treatment for syphilis… CONTINUE READING

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