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Latest Tuskegee syphilis experiment Stories

2010-10-08 14:13:56

The researcher whose revelations about unethical U.S. studies on syphilis in Guatemala in the 1940's led to apologies from the Obama administration last week has written a commentary for Bioethics Forum, the Hastings Center's online publication.

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2010-10-03 07:00:00

The US government has apologized for deliberately infecting hundreds of people in Guatemala with gonorrhea and syphilis as part of medical tests over 60 years ago.

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2008-01-15 06:10:00

Many African-American patients refuse to join medical studies because they fear they will be lied to and harmed by scientists who view them as human guinea pigs, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers.

2005-06-30 14:25:00

Few Had Heard of Tuskegee and Fewer Knew Accurate Facts.


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