"Bad Blood" by James Jones, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments Essay by The Research Group

"Bad Blood" by James Jones, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments
Discusses the Tuskegee Syphilis experiments, wherein for 40 years (1932-1972) hundreds of black men suffering from advanced syphilis were studied but not treated. Draws heavily from Jones' book "Bad Blood".
# 18086 | 2,700 words | 3 sources | 1990 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2003 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Ethnic Studies (General)


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"The book, Bad Blood (1993), by James Jones, chronicles the tragic story of the Tuskegee Syphilis experiments. This government sponsored program lasted from 1932 until 1972 and involved the study of 399 African.American men, in Tuskegee, Alabama, who had advanced, or tertiary, syphilis. The controversy surrounding this study ignited in 1972 when reporters discovered that doctors involved with this experiment had deliberately withheld medical treatment for the disease from the test subjects. By 1969, between twenty.eight and one hundred men involved in the experiment had died from untreated syphilis (Jones, 1993, 2).


The Tuskegee experiment was also controversial because all men studied in the project were black while the doctors were white. This led to charges of racism especially when the study was.."

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