Questions on “Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment”


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Questions on "Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment"
Question one: what county, what doctors, what government department, what years were encompassed with the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment? How does the program relate to the Nazi experiments, and what did Americans think about the Nazi experiments? What was the effect in the 1980s with the AIDS virus? (Give pages numbers). What is this writer’s overall response to the experiment?
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment took place in Macon County, Alabama during the years 1932-1972 and were evidently carried out by the United States Public Health Service (PHS) (Jones, 1993, p.1) with the cooperation of the Alabama State Department of Health and the Macon County health department...
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.....sought treatment for their ailments were told by Nurse Rivers that they would lose benefits promised them for participating (Jones, 1993, p.6).And, of course, she was maleficent in terms of her professional duties because she discouraged treatment for the men (even admonishing doctors who thought of doing so) despite the fact that non-treatment would eventually hasten their deaths. Above all else, Nurse Rivers exploited the trust of the black subjects insofar as they trusted her but were deeply suspicious of the white physicians; as a result, she rendered the subjects amenable to “treatment” (Jones, 1993, pp.157-159).
Jones, james H. (1993). Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. New York: MacMillan Maxwell International.