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"Ethically Impossible" STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Location: Room 170
From 1946 to 1948, the United States Public Health Service, with the acquiescence and cooperation of the government of Guatemala, carried out secret studies that involved intentionally infecting citizens of Guatemala with STDs to determine the effectiveness of penicillin in treating those diseases. When records of these studies were discovered in 2010, the President directed the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to investigate this shocking episode. Paul Lombardo was appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Commission and traveled to Guatemala to collect information that would eventually be incorporated in its 2011 report, entitled “Ethically Impossible.” Professor Lombardo will discuss the origins of the Guatemala studies and the Commissions ethical conclusions.
Contact : Greg Fosheim
E-mail: gefosheim@E R A S Egmail.com
Category : Center for Law, Health & Society