‘You’ve got bad blood’: The horror of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment – The Washington Post

In the fall of 1932, the fliers began appearing around Macon County, Ala., promising “colored people” special treatment for “bad blood.”

“Free Blood Test; Free Treatment, By County Health Department and Government Doctors,” the black and white signs said. “YOU MAY FEEL WELL AND STILL HAVE BAD BLOOD. COME AND BRING ALL YOUR FAMILY.”

 

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton apologized to African American survivors of the study, who were denied treatment for syphilis for four decades.

Source: ‘You’ve got bad blood’: The horror of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment – The Washington Post

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