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    About Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

    How the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment violated the American Psychological Association’s ethical principle for research with human participants The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was an infamous case conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Alabama by the U.S. Public Health Service. The study was the natural movement of untreated syphilis in poor, country Black men who thought they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government. Syphilis is a venereal disease that, if untreated, undergoes a stage during which lesions may develop in any organ or tissue throughout the body. In 1932, a group of researchers undertook a long-term evaluation of the effects of untreated syphilis. At that time penicillin was…