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The article Bad Blood: A Case Study of the Tuskegee Syphilis Project is required reading for this discussion board. This article can be found in Module 3’s “Required Readings” folder. The Tuskegee Syphilis Project was a clinical study started in 1932 by the United States Public Health Service. The natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African-American men was investigated in this study.

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. This article will raise many questions about informed consent, adequate treatment, and the test subject’s right to withdraw from a study, and I look forward to hearing your responses. You will respond to the following questions:

1.Why do you think the participants agreed to take part in this study?

2.In this research study, what ethical principles were violated?

3.Would such an experiment be carried out today? If so, why or why not?


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