Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy (Paperback)

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The forty-year Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which took place in and around Tuskegee, Alabama, from the 1930s through the 1970s, has become a profound metaphor for medical racism, government malfeasance, and physician arrogance. Susan M. Reverby's Examining Tuskegee is a comprehensive analysis of the notorious study of untreated syphilis among African American men, who were told by U.S. Public Health Service doctors that they were being treated, not just watched, for their late-stage syphilis. With rigorous clarity, Reverby investigates the study and its aftermath from multiple perspectives and illuminates the reasons for its continued power and resonance in our collective memory.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781469609720
ISBN-10: 146960972X
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2013
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture (Paperback)

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