How the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Continues to Hurt Black People

According to an analysis by the National Bureau of Economic Research, widespread reporting of the clinical experiment can be directly linked to the decline in Black men’s health after 1972. Authors Marcella Alsan, an assistant professor of medicine at Stanford, and Marianne Wanamaker, economics professor at the University of Tennessee, argue Black men stopped seeking medical care — and their overall health suffered greatly as a result.

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