Under the shadow of Tuskegee: African-Americans and health care

Gamble V. Under the shadow of Tuskegee: African-Americans and health care. American Journal of Public Health. 1997;87(11):1773-1778.

This influential article examines the continuing legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis study and reviews the historical context for the distrust that many African Americans continue to have for medical and public health institutions. This mistrust pre-dates the Tuskegee study, and attitudes have been shaped by a variety of societal influences.

 

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