‘You’ve got bad blood’: The horror of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment.

In her Washington Post article, day [May 16, 2017], the Tuskegee History Center will mark the 20th anniversary of its founding and President Bill Clinton’s apology to the survivors of the experiment with a day-long program devoted to the fallout of the study. It destroyed the trust many African Americans held for medical institutions — a legacy that persists today.”

“The special program, ‘Conversations on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study,’ featured two special speakers: retired United States Public Health Service investigator Peter Buxtun, the whistleblower whose actions resulted in the research project finally coming to an end; and retired CDC (Centers for Disease Control) manager Dr. William “Bill” Jenkins, who supervised the patient health benefits program for the men of the Study and their relatives.”

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