Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Nurse Rivers, Silence and the Meaning of Treatment

@article{Reverby1999RethinkingTT,
  title={Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Nurse Rivers, Silence and the Meaning of Treatment},
  author={Susan M Reverby},
  journal={Nursing History Review},
  year={1999},
  volume={7},
  pages={28 - 3}
}
  • S. Reverby
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Medicine
  • Nursing History Review
More than twenty-five years after its widespread public exposure, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study continues to stand as the prime American example of medical arrogance, nursing powerlessness, abusive state power, bureaucratic inertia, unethical behavior and racism in rcsemch. For historians of nursing and medicine, the so-called study's complexities still remain a site for continued reexamination as new primary research is explored and changing analytic frames arc appIied. The study was a forty… 
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