Tuskegee Experiment Essay

2896 Words May 22nd, 2014 12 Pages
The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the Tuskegee Experiment based upon previous international study, it will also state the original study and where did it originate, the purpose of the study and the results. It will also state who or what were the principal investigators, the participants (gender, race, age), why and how did this study end.
The original study of the Tuskegee research was a disreputable medical experiment carried out in the United States between 1932 and 1972, in which almost 400 black Americans with syphilis were offered no medical treatment, allowing researchers to see the course of the disease. The events of the Tuskegee research triggered extensive values of legislation, including the National
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Also it was noted that over the course of the study, 40 wives were infected with syphilis, and 19 children were born with congenital syphilis. A number of the men died incredibly painful and prolonged deaths as a result of untreated syphilis, and some of the researchers on the program began to doubt its merits. Several whistleblowers independently wrote concerned letters, but the study did not really begin to attract scrutiny until 1972, when a reporter named Jean Heller broke the story in the Washington Star.
. These characteristics reflect a specific demographic profile that continues to have the highest morbidity and mortality rates in the United States (Osler, 1994; Satcher et al., 2005). The men in the Syphilis Study were intentionally uninformed and misinformed by federal and state government officials about an experiment in which they were the subjects (Jones, 1981;Katz & Warren, 2011; Reverby, 2000, 2009). Moreover, treatment was systematically denied by federal and state public health officials even after effective treatment was available. (Katz &Warren, 2011). The study continued for more than 40 years, yet no written record to date has been found that can be examined of the intentional

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