Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Guatemalans sue over 1940s U.S. syphilis experiments

US apology over Guatemala syphilis experiments by itnnews

(AP) Guatemalans sue over 1940s U.S. syphilis experiments | 1940s, experiments, guatemalans - Odessa American Online

Guatemalans sue US for deliberately spreading illness in 1940s experiment

A lawsuit was filed Monday in a US district court on behalf of 700 Guatemalan soldiers, mental health patients, and orphans secretly experimented on from 1946 to 1948.

"The complaint compares the victims to those of the 1930s Tuskegee syphilis experiments in Alabama, where hundreds of poor African Americans were observed for decades without being told they had the disease. The same Public Health Service doctors from the Tuskegee case had even initially supervised the Guatemalan experiments, according to Piper Hendricks of Conrad & Scherer."


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