The attorney for the men involved describes the infamous medical experiment....
|Title||:||The Tuskegee Syphilis Study|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
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The Tuskegee Syphilis Study Reviews
This is a book written by the lawyer for the Tuskegee Study participants. Fred Gray was a civil rights lawyer in the Tuskegee area, and had won many cases involving voting rights and education prior to becoming involved with the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. His account of the study takes you from the beginning of the study in 1932 through to the Presidential apology made by Clinton in 1997. Gray continually points out the many ways that the actual victims of Tuskegee were left out of the healing process, from the time of the study's revelation, even up to the public government apology. He very rightly points out that the legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis tragedy is to teach us to never lose sight of the wrongs perpetrated by the study, and to make sure that we never do it again. I'd like to read the book Bad Blood, by Jim Jones. It's a more in depth look at the study. Gray does a good job in highlighting the main aspects of it, but doesn't provide many of the original documents. Jones does this in Bad Blood.
I loved learning about the subject of this book, but I have to say that it was obviously written by a lawyer. A lot of information that I did not need was in this book, and the author seemed to talk about himself a lot... That being said, this book was definately worth reading and really opened my eyes to how horrible these experiments were - not only because of the impact of the study itself, but also because so many people knew of it and never stopped to question the morality of what they were doing.
I would recommend this book to people who are interested in learning about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study but don't want to get too immersed in details. I found this very easy to read. Mr Gray was the attorney who sued the US Government on behalf of the surviving participants.
This was a most despicable "study" done. Once a cure all the participants should have been treated. PERIOD. We can be a most horrible race to others.