Susan M. Reverby, editor. Tuskegee's Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000).
In this nearly 600-page volume, editor Susan M. Reverby provides a range of primary and secondary documents to explain the varying views on this famous study. Beginning with a sampling of the letters exchanged between the public health doctors, it provides insight into the thinking that made the Study possible. Various reconsiderations of the study by key actors, views that range from apologias to conspiracies, provide a sense of how the Study continued to be remembered. Poems, a play, considerations by public health officials, historians, and bioethicists, and documents from the federal apology round out the collection. It concludes with articles that focus on the Study's legacy and how it used in political discourse.
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