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Tuskegee Experiment

Civic Science -- Renewing the link between science and democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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 | World
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 | World
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.