The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

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The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. An Ethical Breach in the Name of Science. Caela Long, Marissa McGovern, Zack Marsh, Christopher Merrill, and Christina Monnie. Background of the Study. What is Syphilis?. Sexually Transmitted Disease Symptoms include (but not limited to): Sores Rashes - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

The Tuskegee Syphilis ExperimentAn Ethical Breach in the Name of ScienceCaela Long, Marissa McGovern, Zack Marsh, Christopher Merrill, and Christina MonnieBackground of the StudyWhat is Syphilis?Sexually Transmitted Disease

Symptoms include (but not limited to): SoresRashesBrain Damage/Death

Three Stages of Syphilis (examined in this study): Primary: single sore lasting 3-6 weeksSecondary: skin rashes and more soresLatent: no sores, dormant form of the disease- Late/Tertiary: deadly form, attacks central nervous system other vital organs such as the heart and liverSyphilis and Study Timeline19002013

1905: Bacterium causing syphilis isolated1907: Blood test for syphilis developed1926: 35% prevalence of syphilis in African Americans1929: mercury and bismuth treatment