1B - The U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at...

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1 The U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee B. Lee Green, Ph.D. Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity Research Professor, Health Outcomes and Behavior What are some of the events that helped shape our understanding of ethical research? ± Nuremburg War Crimes ± Human Radiation Studies ± US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee The Tuskegee Study ± 1972 – Newspaper article in the NY Times by Jean Heller ± Lead to shock and disbelief among the public ± The study took place for 40 years
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2 The Tuskegee Study ± Study of untreated Syphilis in Black Males ± Macon County, Alabama (Tuskegee) ± Mean were unaware that they were in the study for the untreated Syphilis ± Participants were under the notion that they were being treated for “Bad Blood” History of the Study ± Tuskegee Syphilis Study ± 1932: Government promised 400 black men treatment for “Bad Blood” ± Treatment for Syphilis was never given to the men ± Subjects were studied to examine the long term effects of untreated Syphilis
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