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Examining Tuskegee : the infamous syphilis study and its legacy

Author: Susan M Reverby
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
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The forty-year "Tuskegee" Syphilis Study has become the great metaphor for medical racism, government malfeasance, and physician arrogance. Reverby offers a comprehensive analysis of the notorious study of untreated syphilis, which took place in and around Tuskegee, Alabama, from the 1930s through the 1970s and involved hundreds of African American men, most of whom were told by doctors from the U.S. Public Health  Read more...
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Reverby, Susan.
Examining Tuskegee.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009016648
(OCoLC)319855793
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Reverby
ISBN: 9780807898673 0807898678 9781469605326 1469605325
OCLC Number: 496114416
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of James F. Sulzby Book Award 2011
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 384 pages, [12] pages of plates) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Introduction : race, medical uncertainty, and American culture --
Historical contingencies : Tuskegee Institute, the Public Health Service, and syphilis --
Planned, plotted, & official : the study begins --
Almost undone : the study continues --
What makes it stop? --
Testimony : the public story in the 1970s --
What happened to the men & their families? --
Why & wherefore : the Public Health Service doctors --
Triage & "powerful sympathizing" : Eugene H. Dibble, Jr --
The best care : Eunice Verdell Rivers Laurie --
Bioethics, history, & the study as gospel --
The court of imagination --
The political spectacle of blame & apology --
Epilogue : the difficulties of treating racism with "Tuskegee."
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Susan M. Reverby.

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An essential historical framework of public health ethics.--Health Affairs A most readable, thoughtful, provocative new look at the [Tuskegee Syphilis Study]. . . . Reverby presents the study without Read more...

 
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