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5 Unethical Medical Experiments That Used Black People As Guinea Pigs

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Tuskegee Syphilis Study

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is still recognized today as one of the most notorious cases of prolonged and knowing violation of human subjects, according to a report titled “Why African Americans May Not Be Participating in Clinical Trials.” The study used mostly poor, illiterate Blacks who were infected with syphilis. “The study was designed to document the natural history of syphilis,” the report states. One of the main ethical issues, though there were many with this study, was the fact that participants were not given penicillin once it emerged as a standard treatment for syphilis in the 1930s nor were they made aware that there were effective treatment options for the disease.

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19 thoughts on “5 Unethical Medical Experiments That Used Black People As Guinea Pigs

  1. John Lindsay says:

    The book, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present," contains some really horrific experiments, such as "putting several Blacks into a hole and then pouring boiling hot water down on them to 'learn how fast it took for their skin to peel.'".
    Some enslaved people were hired out to medical facilities for experiments like amputations.
    A healthy person would leave the plantation in the morning and return in the evening with an arm or leg cut off….just to teach medical interns how to do such surgeries.
    With all that's been done to Blacks, etc., to further medicine….we ALL should receive FREE health care for a few centuries.

    As to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, the same research also was going on in Guatemala in the 1940s: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/02/health/research/02infect.html.

    " Guatemala victims of US syphilis study still haunted by the 'devil's experiment':
    Survivors tell of damaged lives after being deliberately infected in secret 1940s experiment on 1,500 men, women and children.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jun/08/guatemala-victims-us-syphilis-study

    WE NEED TO INCLUDE ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THESE ARTICLES, ETC…. ABOUT racism.

  2. Leroy Ezeonyeukwuugwu Montaque says:

    I'm filled with righteous indignation. We shall Rise!

  3. William Eaton says:

    Experimenting on monkeys is common

  4. John Hunter says:

    Wow sis that deep,deeper than I ever knew black people still don't know what's going on thanks for the info stay bless and be safe this holiday season love ❤ u guys the most

  5. What about crop dumpsters in the Mississippi Delta that the U.S. Government paid for. And the Delta development company which is now Delta Airlines. I have done some research, this exposure to very harmful chemical agents happened in 1925.

  6. John Garrett says:

    "All throughout slavery, enslaved Black people were subjected to countless cruel and inhuman medical studies and experiments."
    Countless?

    "Sims performed surgeries on the women without using any anesthesia because he believed the operations weren’t “painful enough to justify the trouble,” he said during a lecture in 1857."

    In 1857 cocaine was the only anaesthetic known, but nobody had worked out the delivery method yet. Pretty much everybody who got surgery in the 1850s got it without anaesthetic.

  7. Greetings, "countless", like infinite may ultimately not be true, it would seem so to the women who were tested. There was one poor soul I read about recently and I wish I could remember her name, but so many instruments were tested and surgeries performed on her it really DID seem countless. It is a hard article to read but try to find it! The relentless cruelty of the gynecologists is just over the top and creepy.

    I write this, oddly, as a white person, but I did experience a completely freaky ordeal in Kansas City at a women's clinic where a gynecologist who was an instructor at the University appeared with his students, all male, examined me, and when I screamed in pain he said "She is faking it, there is no feeling down there," which makes me wonder if the position of the fathers of gynecology still exists to this very day.

  8. Not to mention all of the Black women who had been purposely STERILIZED so they couldn't have babies if they were on Welfare back in the 50-60's…not accepting Black people into emergency rooms making them travel 60 miles to the nearest County hospital or not treating them at all… I seriously don't see how the White people in this country can live with themselves with the knowledge that their ancestors actually did this to people. THEY SHOULD ALL GET DOWN ON THEIR KNEES AND BEG OUR FORGIVENESS AND THEN EMPTY OUT THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS TO GIVE BACK THE MONEY THAT THEIR ANCESTORS STOLE FROM OR USED THE FREE LABOR OF BLACKS TO BUILD THEIR EMPIRES LIKE THE ASTORS, THE VANDERBUILTS, THE ROCKEFELLERS, THE GETTY'S…and the list goes on and on.

  9. Rai Rhoades says:

    The MMR vaccine did not and does not pose any risk for autism.

  10. Why aren't you in a lab then, you mass of sewage waste?

  11. How do you know.

  12. Can you give me some info on the crop dumpsters in the Mississippi Delta.

  13. In a press release issued last year, one that almost no mainstream media sources have bothered to report, it was announced that Dr. Brian Hooker had finally received documents from the CDC through a Freedom of Information Act that revealed the CDC had access to data linking Thimerosal in vaccines to autism, non-organic sleep disorders, and speech disorders. http://healthimpactnews.com/

  14. Salaam Allah says:

    all vaccines are dangerous rai rhoades !! all of them !!

  15. RAI,RHOASES,
    YOU HAVE NOT DONE YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU WROTE THIS. BABY,DO THE WORK FIRST.

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