Library GraffitiThe horror of the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.”


New York Times Historical

The NY Times helped break the story on July 26, 1972. Find it here under “Syphilis Victims in U.S. Study Went Untreated for 40 Years:”
Or go right to the article:

Medicine, health, and bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

A personal view: 1972 newspaper article: “Survivor of ’32 Syphilis Study Recalls a Diagnosis” as well as the Nuremberg Code on Informed Consent.
Reference R724 .M313 2006 or

Source Book in Bioethics: A Documentary History

Read the “Final Report of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Ad Hoc Advisory Panel.” 
Reference R 724 .S599

Encyclopedia of bioethics

For a bigger picture, check under “Minorities as Research Subjects,” “Research, Unethical,” “Informed Consent,” and “Bioethics: African-American Perspectives.”
Reference: QH332 .E52 or

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

For an African-American perspective, look here under “Tuskegee” and under “Race and Science.”

Black Studies Center

Find more readings in this expansive collection– search on “Tuskegee syphilis.”

Encyclopedia of Epidemiology

Horrifyingly, articles with preliminary findings of the Tuskegee study were being published in medical journals all along. The Modern medical perspective:

Encyclopedia  of Public Health

The legacy of the Tuskegee ‘experiment’ and long-term institutional racism has a lasting effect in public health and the “African-Americans” community:

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