Video of Clinton Apology for Tuskegee
Study of Untreated Syphilis
in the Negro Male
In the late 1920s, syphilis was a terrible disease;
there was no effective treatment. In 1932, the U.S.Public Health Service
began an investigation into the natural history of this dread disease.
The location chosen for the study was Tuskegee in rural
Macon County, Alabama, a place that had the highest syphilis prevalence
in the country. The populace there was largely of African-American descent.
began the longest observational study in medical history: “The Tuskegee
Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male (1932 – 1972).”
Because a closure came to the Tuskegee Study with the death of the last
survivor in 2004, and because the current protections of human subjects
in medical research emanate from the aftermath of that study, USRF staff
members---via an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline---re-visited the
Tuskegee Study in a contemporary fashion.
Presentation at American
San Antonio, TX - May, 2005
Publication in Urology
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