Sunday, March 17, 2013

Professor Susan Reverby, who uncovered the Guatemala syphilis experiments, has signed the petition to investigate the University of Minnesota

Susan Reverby is the Marion Butler McLean Professor of History of Ideas at Wellesley College and the author of two widely-read books on the Tuskegee syphilis study.  She is also the historian who uncovered the notorious Guatemala syphilis experiments sponsored by U.S. government agencies in the 1940s. Her findings led to a formal apology by the federal government in 2010.

Reverby has signed the petition to investigate the psychiatric research scandal at the University of Minnesota, writing, "As an historian who has written on US experiments in both Tuskegee and Guatemala, it is imperative that when injustice happens it be acknowledged and investigated. This is not something we must do only for the past."

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