SOURCE: Washington Post
The study ran for 40 years, as nearly 400 Black men were diagnosed with syphilis but denied care so that scientists could study the progression of the disease, even after penicillin was available as an effective and safe treatment.
SOURCE: Associated Press
Fifty years ago, Jean Heller revealed the horrifying truth that the US government had been denying hundreds of Black men treatment so they could study the progress of the disease.
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