Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy

Univ of North Carolina Press
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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.

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About the author

Susan M. Reverby is Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women's Studies at Wellesley College. She is editor of Tuskegee's Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

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Publisher
Univ of North Carolina Press
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Published on
Nov 1, 2009
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9780807898673
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Public Health
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
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