Ethically Impossible

ATLANTA – U.S. researchers who knowingly breached medical ethics by infecting Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases in the 1940s without informing them of the risks preyed upon the country’s vulnerable populations, said a Georgia State University law professor who’s a senior advisor to the presidential commission investigating the study.

“I think this is going to… more »

The Legacy of Eugenics

ATLANTA — As North Carolina considers becoming the first state to make financial amends to victims of state-sanctioned sterilization, Georgia State University College of Law Professor Paul Lombardo has become a much sought-after expert on the legal history of eugenics. Lombardo has been called on by numerous media in recent days, including the BBC News, the Associated Pressmore »

Lombardo Consults on Feature Film

When travelers made their way to the New World in the early 20th Century, during one of this country’s most massive waves of immigration, they were greeted at Ellis Island with a battery of tests, both physical and mental.

The tests, according to Georgia State University law professor Paul Lombardo, were aimed at keeping out… more »