Damn white people doctors!
Uh - not so fast:
Did US officials really inject men with Syphilis and leave them to die? Did they do this because they hated black people?
If you don’t know what the Tuskegee Experiment was, let me give you a refresher course.
It was 1932 and the Public Health Service along with the Tuskegee Institute started a study to record the effects of Syphilis in black men.
According to the Center for Disease Control, “The study initially involved 600 black men – 399 with syphilis, 201 who did not have the disease.”
Wait, let’s look more closely at that sentence.
It says 399 men WITH Syphilis.
In other words, these men were not injected with Syphilis. They were volunteers who already had late stages of the disease.
Let me say that again, The United States did not inject men with Syphilis during the Tuskegee Study.
What was horrific about the Tuskegee Study was that the men who volunteered as subjects we’re fooled into thinking they were being treated for Syphilis—they were not.
The study was originally projected to last 6 months—but went on to last 40 years. And for those 40 years, even after the discovery of penicillin, the volunteers were not given any treatment for syphilis. They were for the most part treated as objects to be studied under a microscope by a doctor named Dr. Eugene Dibble.
You see Dr. Dibble was head of the John Andrew Hospital at the Tuskegee Institute. Here’s what he wrote about the study:
It “….would offer very valuable training for our students as well as for the interns. Our own hospital and the Tuskegee Institute would get credit for this piece of research work. He (Dr. Clark) also predicts that the results of this study will be sought after the world over. Personally, I think we ought to do it.”
What an evil white bastard. This white bastard. What a racist whitey. Except that he wasn’t white at all.Too many people eager to see "racism" everywhere, all the time. We forget that people of all races can be evil, or do evil believing they are doing good. All it takes is for a person to forget that all human beings have worth, and should be respected until they personally show themselves unworthy of respect.
Despite the lighting of the photo, Dr. Eugene Dibble was actually African American. But, you could argue that he was just the head of the hospital. He wasn’t dealing with this every day.
More examples of our benevolent government at work here. Including our own Jugears' EPA...
- From 2004 through the Obama administration, subjects at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine were exposed to very high levels of toxic air pollutants while participating in an experiment by the EPA. The EPA failed to warn their test subjects about just how lethal the doses were.