Pros And Cons Of Tuskegee Syphilis Study

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Tuskegee syphilis study (TSS) was so painful study to the humanity. They chose the African American male because they were so discriminated doctors. And these people was so poor and not educated so that let them cooperated to the study easy .It was very unfair and dishonest experiment. All the study members got investigation and interviewed even the nurse Miss River. It was very unethical experiment that will not be happed again with all regulation authority we have today. (All the facts in the essay from Allan Brandt report and Miss River Interview) Tuskegee syphilis study was conducted in Macon County, Alabama in 1932-1972. As USPHS fount these area had the highest prevalence of syphilis in that time. The study was designed to evaluate the Nature of the disease in untreated African American (black) patient until they died. They had 400 infected patients as experiment group and 200 uninfected patients as control. All of them had full examination and kept…show more content…
They started just for 6 months but they found a lot of information so they continued for 40 years. That's made the situation so difficult. The patients had medication, has severe side effects. They gave it to the subjects just to keep them in the study and Increase their adherence to the study. They didn't give the patients any protection to their families. Miss River had strong relationship with the patients they trust her a lot. She didn't know her patients was mistreated, she should had detailed information about the study to protect them. She was responsible for their health. I learn how important all the study members have details about the experiment so no one could be used. If you did a lot of good things to the subjects (feeding, transportation or give them money) will not protect you if there is any unethical event. All your patients must be treated

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