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    Susan M. Reverby

    • This Doctor Experimented on Slaves: It’s Time to Remove or Redo His Statue

      Posted on August 7, 2017

      “There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence of it,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu declared to explain the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans in May. The statues were, he argued, part of the terrorism campaign that threatened African American citizens for more than 150 years. Other cities, colleges, and universities are… Read more

    • Suing for Justice? More on the U.S. STD Studies in Guatemala

      Posted on April 3, 2015

      On April 1, a $1 billion lawsuit was filed by three law firms based in the United States and Venezuela against Johns Hopkins University, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Bristol-Myers Squibb on behalf of more than 750 Guatemalans alleged to have been harmed when the U.S. Public Health Service and the Guatemalan government supported an immoral STD… Read more

    • Still “Ethically Impossible”? The Presidential Commission’s Report on the STD Inoculation Studies in Guatemala

      Posted on September 22, 2011

      Nearly a year ago, on October 1, 2010, after I shared my research and article with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its subsequent inquiry, the U.S. government apologized to Guatemala for the U.S. Public Health Service’s sexually transmitted diseases studies done between 1946 and 1948. President Obama asked his bioethical issues commission… Read more

    • After the Media Frenzy, Preventing Another ‘Guatemala’

      Posted on October 6, 2010

       I might easily have missed it. I was being a compulsive historian, going to one more archive (having already been to many) to find more material for what would become the book Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy (2009). I was in the University of Pittsburgh’s archives to read through some of the papers… Read more