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Tuskegee Experiment

History In Medical Education And The Roots Of Knowledge

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Dr. Magdalena Slosar-Cheah I first became interested in the history of medicine in middle school, when my seventh-grade science teacher lent me he...

How Black Communities Could Better Help Sickle Cell Patients

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.20.2016 | Black Voices

Imagine holding a cube of ice with no way to relinquish it, or being unable to remove a knife that's constantly piercing an open wound. These are som...

These Archival Photos Show The Faces Of The Tuskegee Experiment

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science

Epidemiologists have long known that African-Americans are at a higher risk than whites for diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and certain other di...

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

Tuskegee Experiments' Legacy: Blacks Still Dying of Curable Diseases

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.24.2015 | Black Voices
Pat LaMarche

Almost exactly seven years ago, on February 28, 2008, Penn State Assistant Track Coach, Fritz Spence, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Five months after his diagnosis, following Fritz's second failed round of chemotherapy, Wade Spence donated marrow to his brother.

Donté Stallworth

Here's Why 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Still Thrive In America | Donté Stallworth | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a sunny and clear Tuesday morning in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sitting in the kitchen of my girlfriend's apartment, I was eating a bo...

Civic Science -- Renewing the link between science and democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 12.08.2014 | Science
Harry Boyte

Science is not value neutral. It depends on democratic values of cooperation, free inquiry, and a commonwealth of knowledge.

Tuskegee Today

Jessica Cussins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

The notoriety of the Tuskegee syphilis study is unparalleled in the field of bioethics. Last week marked the 42nd anniversary of the horrific experiment's termination, and many people took the opportunity to recall Tuskegee and examine its relevance to the treatment of human research subjects today.

DISMISSED: Guatemalans Experimented On With Syphilis Can't Sue U.S.

Posted 06.23.2012 | Crime

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit fingering U.S. government-sponsored experiments that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with venereal diseases. ...

American Mengele

Alan Singer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home
Alan Singer

Unfortunately, medical testing on unwitting human subjects or people who consent under duress has not stopped.

Once Again, Race Matters-But How?

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

The key to the peaceful death most of us want, surrounded at home by loved ones and free from tubes and machines, is a frank talk with one's doctor. S...

The Nazi Virus

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Koehler

Even as we were prosecuting Nazis at Nuremberg for their barbaric behavior, including their notorious medical experiments on death camp inmates, we were, it turns out, conducting our own medical experiments on a vulnerable and unsuspecting population.

Why We Need Psychologists in Government and the White House

Todd Kashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Todd Kashdan

We need people that are experts in problem solving, decision making, communication, human behavior, and social relationships to create the conditions for a government to function optimally.