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background image Hannah Millirons Medicine in America November 22, 2016 Notes Week 11 Class Notes o Tuskegee studies Knowingly withheld treatment to syphilis patients Made physicians also withhold treatments Blatantly lied about the pretenses and information about the study  Made patients sign an “informed consent,” when they weren’t 
informed about the actual practices behind the study
Set up the study based on the assumption that the blacks being 
tested were too stupid to know any better
In 1974, wives, widows, and offspring of the deceased patients from this 
study were added to a benefits program to help with medical benefits and 
burials for the participants 
o Peter Buxtun Whistleblower in Tuskegee Syphilis Studies Went to University of Oregon Psychiatrist in Army o Sickness and Health in America Page 400 Brandt quotes Claude Bernard on human experimentation in 1865 o Says that principals of protecting human subjects are well­ known and there are limits  o We should conduct studies on people if their lives could be  saved from the studies  o NMA Black physicians were excluded from AMA, so NMA was started to allow
them to be a part of their own group 
National Medical Association  Restricted access to whites  Attempted to increase the number of African Americans who went to 
Medical School 
o Margaret Heckler  Secretary of Health during the Regan administration  Set up a task force on minority health  o Life expectancy among African Americans and Whites  White death rates are going up and life expectancy is going down  Obesity, which leads to diabetes 

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School: College of William and Mary
Department: History
Course: Medicine in America
Professor: Robert Scholnick
Term: Fall 2016
Name: Week 11 Notes
Description: These notes only cover lecture material, not readings.
Uploaded: 12/02/2016
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