Case Study: Nurse Rivers

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The incentives offered to the families of the dead’s were proper burial which was paid for the by the experiment. This was the new way of finding effects of Tertiary Syphilis on the cardiovascular and neurological system. Once they actually started doing the autopsies Nurse rivers had to be in the room during the autopsies and she was not very pleased with the way they were conducted. “I wasn’t sold on autopsy, she admitted. So I had a problem selling it to other people.”(Bad Blood 1993) Nurse Rivers had a hard time overcoming her personal feelings about the autopsies and trying to stay professional at the same time. Throughout the whole experiment Nurse Rivers played the most crucial role by lying, convincing these men that they were being

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