Saturday, October 28, 2017

"Sometimes bioethics research exposes unethical practices in science and medicine, such as historical abuses of human subjects in the Tuskegee syphilis experiments."

And sometimes bioethicists rewrite history.  

For the record, despite that remarkable claim by bioethicists Art Caplan and Carolyn Neuhaus, bioethics had nothing to do with exposing the Tuskegee syphilis study. The credit for that belongs to Peter Buxtun, who was working for the Public Health Service when he learned of the study and spent the next seven years trying to expose it. He finally succeeded in 1972. 

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