Revisiting the Guatemala Syphilis Experiments with Susan Reverby

It’s almost the one-year anniversary of the United States’ formal apology to Guatemala for the experiments carried out during the 1940s syphilis inoculation project co-sponsored by the US Public Health Service (PHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Pan American Health Sanitary Bureau, and the Guatemalan government.

Featured yesterday on Boston’s local NPR station, WBUR, PRIM&R member and Wellesley College professor Susan Reverby spoke about being the first to uncover the truth about this project. Listen to her podcast, ‘Ethically Impossible:’ Revisiting the Guatemalan Syphilis Experiments, in which she reviews the Presidential Commission’s recent findings.

Susan will be delivering the inaugural Pillars of PRIM&R lecture, “Escaping Melodramas: On Telling the Histories of the PHS Studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala,” at the 2011 Advanced Ethical Research Conference, which will be held December 2-4, 2011, in National Harbor, MD.