US experiment gave Guatemalans syphilis, report says

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ATLANTA — Federal officials have released thousands of pages of records detailing a U.S. medical experiment that deliberately infected Guatemalans with syphilis more than 60 years ago.

The U.S. government apologized to the Guatemalan government last fall for the unethical research. Now, the National Archives has posted online the records of the late Dr. John C. Cutler. He was the U.S. researcher who led the experiment that infected prison inmates and mental patients with syphilis. The purpose was to test if penicillin, then relatively new, could prevent some sexually transmitted infections.

The papers show a Guatemalan health official first proposed that U.S. doctors do the study. And as the study concluded, a Guatemalan prison official called Cutler "noble." But it's not clear if each official knew all the details of the research.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 03/29/11 - 01:51 pm
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Wonder what else is outthere

Wonder what else is outthere that very few know about???

Cadence
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Cadence 03/29/11 - 01:53 pm
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Sometimes people seem to

Sometimes people seem to totally lose their ethics. Did they not feel that doing such things was wrong? Or did they just not care?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/11 - 01:58 pm
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Ha....some tests have been

Ha....some tests have been done right here in the good ole USA.....even soldiers have been targeted....if a person volunteers for the study that's a different story BUT otherwise it's criminal.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/11 - 02:08 pm
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In 1950 bacteria was spread

In 1950 bacteria was spread over the city of San Francisco to test an attack from other countries.

In 1966 spray was used in a NYC tunnel to test humans....haha so we thought this was done years ago....think again...in OUR lifetime...

WHAT IF....they were doing it NOW!

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 03/29/11 - 02:19 pm
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In 1926 (during prohibition)

In 1926 (during prohibition) they poisoned alcohol
http://www.slate.com/id/2245188/

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/11 - 02:21 pm
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In the early 50s the US Army

In the early 50s the US Army sprayed toxic chemicals over 6 US cities & Canada......dang & here we are worried about the terror groups doing this!! (and we wonder why some don't trust the government)

Sometimes I can't believe the damage humans can do to others.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/11 - 02:30 pm
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Grow your own veggies---eggs

Grow your own veggies---eggs from your chickens---I think the ole timers knew what they were talking about......:)
Learn to fish!

lieutenantkitten
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lieutenantkitten 03/29/11 - 02:42 pm
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Okay, we are taking this a

Okay, we are taking this a bit far. I do not know why U.S. government apologized, "The papers show a Guatemalan health official first proposed that U.S. doctors do the study." Cadence, In 1940, there was less concern for the "damned" set in those places. They were, (according to most documents on http://www.aclu.org/prisoners-rights) when incarcerated, waived of their rights in the U.S. Although, I am not sure how Guatemala's government runs when it comes to prison inmates and mental patients. Problably not as good as the U.S. in the 1940s...
Seenitb4, I hope you were being funny quoting a wiki article.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/11 - 02:46 pm
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Grab your pants

Grab your pants kitten.....sometimes our gov. LIES to us.......many tests have been done in the past....let us hope they are IN THE PAST!!

dougk
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dougk 03/29/11 - 02:51 pm
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Amen, seenitB4.
Unpublished

Amen, seenitB4.

happychimer
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happychimer 03/29/11 - 02:53 pm
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We know the Nazis

We know the Nazis experimented on humans, so are we any better? I don't know.

reader54
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reader54 03/30/11 - 10:26 am
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Seenit: Careful, there might

Seenit: Careful, there might be a knock at your door. If so, I know that you will fight like a wolverine! Well said and true.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/03/11 - 02:47 pm
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reader....I kinda hope you

reader....I kinda hope you would be right there fighting with me...lol
Hold on...there is a knock at the door......ooops...if my personality changes you know the "gov' did it.... :O)

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