The Tuskegee Alabama Syphilis Study

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The Tuskegee Alabama Syphilis Study The Tuskegee Alabama Syphilis Study was a study conducted between the years of 1932 and 1972 by the US Public Health Services (USPHS) on 600 black uneducated males. Of the 600, 399 were in the late stages of syphilis and 201 did not have the disease. These men were chosen because of their lack of education and trust of government agencies to do the right thing in the offer of free medical care in exchange for their services. These men were not told that they had syphilis but that they had “bad blood.” Even when a cure was found, these men were never given the proper treatment for syphilis. The men passed the disease on to their wives and later to their kids. In 1972, a panel concluded that the study be
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