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lecture wk 2 reading notes - LaViest: Under the Shadow of...

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LaViest: Under the Shadow of Tuskegee (C.3. African Americans and Health Care) Tuskegee Syphilis Study o 40-yr government study (1932-1972) o 399 black men from Macon County Alabama were deliberately denied effective treatment for syphilis in order to document the natural history of the disease. o “…predisposed many African Americans to distrust medical and public health authorities and has led to crically low black participation in clinical trials and organ donation” (32) o Physicians used poor whites as subjects, but used black people more often o 1835 in the U.S., black people lacked the power to even protect the graves of their dead. “In Baltimore the bodies of coloured people exclusively are taken for dissection because the Whites do not like it, and the coloured people cannot resist” (35). o Dr. Sims, the so-called father of modern gynecology, used three Alabama slave women to develop an operation to repair vesicovaginal fistulas. Exploitation after the Civil War
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2009 for the course PUBLIC HEA CHS 100 taught by Professor Taub during the Winter '09 term at UCLA.

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