Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy

Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy

In this 1950's photo released by the National Archives, men included in a syphilis study pose for a photo in Tuskegee, Ala. For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with a sexually transmitted disease simply so doctors could track the ravages of the horrid illness and dissect their bodies afterward. It was finally exposed in 1972. (National Archives via AP)

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April 26, 2017 08:27:28 AM
May 10, 2017 05:01:28 AM
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National Archives
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AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTED HANDOUT PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES; MANDATORY CREDIT
1500 x 1084 1.07 MB
Syphilis, Sexually transmitted diseases, Infectious diseases, Diseases and conditions, Health, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexual and reproductive health, Medical research
Tuskegee, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES
NY632
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