United States government officials finally admitted to the “Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment” on this day in 1972. Black men were used as guinea pigs to lean the long term effects (40 years) of untreated syphilis in humans.  Participants were not told of the disease and were not given penicillin, the best treatment for the disease at the time, […]

The Tuskegee Syphilis study was one of the most notorious biomedical experiments in U.S. history. In 1972, forty years ago, Jean Heller of the Washington Evening Star wrote in front page news “Syphilis Patients Died Untreated” making the forty-year experiment public knowledge and bringing shame to public health for the conspiracy. 600 poor black male […]