Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy / Edition 1
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Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy / Edition 1

by Susan M. Reverby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080783310X

ISBN-13: 9780807833100

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

The forty-year Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which took place in and around Tuskegee, Alabama, from the 1930s through the 1970s, has become a profound metaphor for medical racism, government malfeasance, and physician arrogance. Susan M. Reverby's Examining Tuskegee is a comprehensive analysis of the notorious study of untreated syphilis among African American

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The forty-year Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which took place in and around Tuskegee, Alabama, from the 1930s through the 1970s, has become a profound metaphor for medical racism, government malfeasance, and physician arrogance. Susan M. Reverby's Examining Tuskegee is a comprehensive analysis of the notorious study of untreated syphilis among African American men, who were told by U.S. Public Health Service doctors that they were being treated, not just watched, for their late-stage syphilis. With rigorous clarity, Reverby investigates the study and its aftermath from multiple perspectives and illuminates the reasons for its continued power and resonance in our collective memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807833100
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
Edition description:
1
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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