Tuskegee syphilis study

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Initially the study was welcomed, as it intended to benefit public health in this impoverished, depressed region as evidenced by the participation by such notable institutions as the Tuskegee institute, founded by the aforementioned Booker T. Washington, who lent its medical center to the PHS to assist with the study...
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Washington, who lent its medical center to the PHS to assist with the study. Lured by half truths and seemingly beneficial care and treatment, 399 poor, uneducated African American sharecroppers signed up to participate in this medical catastrophe. Dr. Clark's initial plan was to track the action of the untreated syphilis in the experimental group for a period of six to eight months followed by treatments of the time, Salvarsan, bismuth and mercurial ointments...
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