TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS EXPERIMENT (1932-1972)

Acting on the presumption that rural southern blacks were generally more promiscuous and syphilitic than whites, and without sufficient funding to establish an effective treatment program for them, doctors working with the Public Health Service (PHS) commenced a multi-year experiment in 1932. Their actions deprived 400 largely uneducated and poor African Americans in Tuskegee,¬†Alabama¬†of proper and reasonable treatment for syphilis, a disease whose symptoms could … Continue reading TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS EXPERIMENT (1932-1972)