"Bad Blood" by James H Jones
A critical analysis of the work documenting the U.S. Public Health Service's withholding of treatment from syphilis-infected black males to observe the process of the fatal disease over 40-year period.
# 21218 | 1,800 words | 1 source | 1994 |
Published on Feb 24, 2003 in Medical and Health (General) , Literature (General) , African-American Studies (General)
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From the Paper:"One of the most shameful incidents in the history of American medical science is discussed by James H. Jones in his book Bad Blood, detailing the experiments by the United States Public Health Service concerning untreated syphilis in black men in Macon County, Alabama, known as the Tuskegee Study after the county seat. The author tells the story well and does so without inserting himself overly into the narrative. Instead, he lets the facts speak for themselves, along with many of the participants in both the original study and in the subsequent investigation and court case once the issue was revealed to the public some 40 years after the study was undertaken.
In the 1960s and 1970s, a number of ethically questionable research designs came under public scrutiny, raising the issue of ethics for all types of research. The most infamous of these..."
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