Rare, Shocking, And Bizarre Historical Photos



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Appalling Government-Sponsored Experiments With Disastrous Results – The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service for the purpose of observing the natural progression of syphilis with no medicinal intervention in poor, often uneducated African-American men. The men were lied to about the study’s intent and believed they were receiving free medical care and charity from the U.S. government. None of the men were informed that they were infected with Syphilis nor treated for it, even though there was an antibiotic readily available to cure it. Many passed the disease on to their partners, who then passed it on to their offspring. The majority of the infected men, women, and children, like the young boy in the picture suffering from the facial deformation effects of Congenital Syphilis, eventually died after being ravaged by the disease.

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