student Deadly Deception

Student Deadly - Blacks and Whites – Blacks had smaller brains so they could not control their lust • Syphilophobia – fear of getting

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Outline for “The Deadly Deception” The Deadly Deception: Social forces underlying Tuskegee men’s willingness to participate in the study – Poor black field workers who were considered “expendable” were deceived by being told they would receive care when all the doctors did was study the disease, not try to cure it. They would get all their medicine and care for free. How citizens viewed the medical and scientific communities in the early 1900’s – They trusted that the doctors were doing research that was acceptable. Early 1900’s: medical community’s beliefs about genetic differences between
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Blacks and Whites – Blacks had smaller brains so they could not control their lust • Syphilophobia – fear of getting syphilis because they thought it was everywhere and it was considered to be transferred sexually. • White doctors’ characterization of spinal taps – They were said to be “special treatments.” • In retrospect, one of the most striking aspects of the Tuskegee study – The reports were written in medical journals and no one saw anything wrong with their research....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online