Newspapers 2

Newspapers 2 - The Historical importance of newspapers in...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–11. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: The Historical importance of newspapers in america Tuskegee Experiment Aka, the Tuskegee syphilis study From 1932 to 1972, the us government studied 399 people with syphilis Most of the subjects were poor, black, and illiterate Untreated syphilis can lead to blindness, insanity, and death. Primarily characterized by lesions inside or outside the body For participating in the study, the men were given free medical exams, free meals and free burial insurance. They were never told they had syphilis, nor were they ever treated for it. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the men were told they were being treated for "bad blood," a local term used to describe several illnesses, including syphilis, anemia and fatigue. The goal of the study was to see if common syphilis treatments at that time were beneficial or harmful By 1947, Penicillin was discovered to cure syphilis This medication was withheld from the test subjects The study continued until 1972 When information was leaked to the press by Peter Buxton The washington evening star exposed the experiment The new York Times ran a story on the front page the following day By the end of the study in 1972, only 74 of the...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.

Page1 / 24

Newspapers 2 - The Historical importance of newspapers in...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 11. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online