Sunday, October 3, 2010

Front page, New York Times, Oct. 2

U.S. Apologizes for Syphilis Tests in Guatemala
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

From 1946 to 1948, American public health doctors deliberately infected nearly 700 Guatemalans — prison inmates, mental patients and soldiers — with venereal diseases in what was meant as an effort to test the effectiveness of penicillin.

The story is here.

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