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Qtec
10-02-2010, 02:12 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> US medical tests in Guatemala 'crime against humanity'



US testing that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with gonorrhoea and syphilis more than 60 years ago was a "crime against humanity", Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has said.

President Barack Obama has apologised for the medical tests, in which mentally ill patients and prisoners were infected without their consent.

Mr Obama told Mr Colom the 1940s-era experiments ran contrary to American values, Guatemala said.

The US has promised an investigation.


The study by Prof Reverby shows that US government medical researchers infected almost 700 people in Guatemala with two sexually transmitted diseases.

The patients - prisoners and people suffering mental health problems - were unaware they were being experimented upon.

The doctors used prostitutes with syphilis to infect them, or inoculation, as they tried to determine whether penicillin could prevent syphilis, not just cure it.

The patients were then treated for the disease, but it is unclear whether everyone was cured.

Prof Reverby has previously done research on <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the Tuskegee experiment,</span> where the US authorities measured the progress of syphilis in African-American sharecroppers without telling them they had the disease or adequately treating it.

The experiment ran from 1932 to 1972, with President Bill Clinton eventually apologising for it. </div></div>


link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11457552)


I hear LWW in the backround............" IMO this is obviously some Liberal Socialist conspiracy.....Obama....apologist.....etc etc etc "

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Gayle in MD
10-02-2010, 10:35 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> US medical tests in Guatemala 'crime against humanity'



US testing that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with gonorrhoea and syphilis more than 60 years ago was a "crime against humanity", Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has said.

President Barack Obama has apologised for the medical tests, in which mentally ill patients and prisoners were infected without their consent.

Mr Obama told Mr Colom the 1940s-era experiments ran contrary to American values, Guatemala said.

The US has promised an investigation.


The study by Prof Reverby shows that US government medical researchers infected almost 700 people in Guatemala with two sexually transmitted diseases.

The patients - prisoners and people suffering mental health problems - were unaware they were being experimented upon.

The doctors used prostitutes with syphilis to infect them, or inoculation, as they tried to determine whether penicillin could prevent syphilis, not just cure it.

The patients were then treated for the disease, but it is unclear whether everyone was cured.

Prof Reverby has previously done research on <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the Tuskegee experiment,</span> where the US authorities measured the progress of syphilis in African-American sharecroppers without telling them they had the disease or adequately treating it.

The experiment ran from 1932 to 1972, with President Bill Clinton eventually apologising for it. </div></div>


link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11457552)


I hear LWW in the backround............" IMO this is obviously some Liberal Socialist conspiracy.....Obama....apologist.....etc etc etc "

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What a complete disgrace!

I have not done any study on this, just heard the scant details. I wonder if there will ever be any revelations of whom, and how, such a disgraceful action, actually happened, in the first place! Who was in charge of enacting this inhumane action.

G..

cushioncrawler
10-02-2010, 04:51 PM
The whole american republik iz an inhumane experiment running from 1770, and no apology on the horizon yet.
mac.

Sev
10-02-2010, 07:12 PM
1940's. Hmmmmm. Cant help but wonder if FDR was at the head of that?