The Scientific Environment of the Tuskegee Study of Syphilis, 1920-1960

@article{Benedek1999TheSE,
  title={The Scientific Environment of the Tuskegee Study of Syphilis, 1920-1960},
  author={Thomas G. Benedek and Jonathon Jay Erlen},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={43},
  pages={1 - 30}
}
The "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis" has been the source of considerable controversy. Attacks on the study and its organizers became widespread beginning in 1973 and have focused largely on two issues: (1) penicillin should not have been withheld when it became available; (2) the study should not have been initiated because "informed consent" was not obtained from the prospective participants. Furthermore, since the study was conducted by white physicians on black subjects it has been… 

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