Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 19th, 2003
Suspicion of medical research runs deep among many blacks, they say, and the reason can be summarized in one word: Tuskegee.
In the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, conducted by the federal government between 1932 and 1972, researchers withheld medical treatment from poor, black men in Macon County, Alabama, for experimental purposes. The men were not told they had syphilis, and weren't treated for the disease even after penicillin became available. By the...
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