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The Tuskegee Medical Syphilis Experiment Ethical Contemplation
This article was posted at 10:00 am on April 30, 2020
What We Learned From a Tuskegee Medical Experiment
Quick Facts on Tuskegee Founder 1890 to 1915
Booker Taliaferro Washington founded the Tuskegee University in Alabama. Experiences in his lifetime:
- Adviser to several presidents of the United States.
The question for perceptive readers: What is/was Booker T. Washington motive and wish?
Start of Consideration for Dialogue
I started the social media posts with this video on April 28, 2020
“Beautiful sound of healing”
And I asked: Do you get the sense of this?
The Tuskegee Medical Research, or as in some circles call it, experiment; indelibly left a mark on some of our human and nurturing psyche the importance of keeping a heart of mercy and awareness when in positions of trust.
In these series of podcast noted below, you are able to listen to my hypothesis and experience with the importance placed in these honorable position(s) or occupation. Mother and Fathers are certainly included though not specifically mentioned in the selected podcasts below.
Tuskegee Quotes & Attribution shared on Twitter
You can view my postings of the below information here
“In 1932, the Public Health Service, working with the Tuskegee Institute, began a study to record the natural history of syphilis in hopes of JUSTIFYING treatment programs for blacks.”
Read More here
What Went Wrong?
“The panel had nine members from the fields of medicine, law, religion, labor, education, health administration, and public affairs.”
‘What Went Wrong? Part 2
However, there was no evidence that researchers had informed them of the study or its real purpose. In fact, the men had been misled and had not been given all the facts required to provide informed consent.’
The Study Ends and Reparation Begins The advisory panel concluded that the Tuskegee Study was “ETHICALLY UNJUSTIFIED”www.cdc.gov
5) My short comment that would be in a term paper: “If ones in a position of trust can’t reason this out early on, then what hope is there for the people? Thank God there are ones over all who would have never went along (complicity) with the below travesty”
My Indelible Conclusion
As you observed in the last statement of the Twitter (https://twitter.com/JamesLynchJr5) shares; I left all the perceptive readers the crux of the matter in a question.
“If ones in a position of trust can’t reason this out early on, then what hope is there for the people?”
When people are blessed with roles (occupation) that people are dependent upon you for the highest levels of trust and care, it is of the utmost importance to maintain that level of trust; even if you no longer have the abilities (or assignment) to maintain such care. For example, in this day and age, A mother or father who loves and nurtures a child; does not starve a child because the mother has run out of breast milk. Or maybe the child needs specialized care that is available.
The pride of the parents would never allow them to neglect the child because of something they are unable to give due to a lack of understanding, or knowledge.
The same goes for the medical field as well, do you agree? I would also promote the above conclusion for certified social science decision makers as well.
The Tuskegee medical research program during that time turned out to be for some, good intentions to gather knowledge for help, which turned into amoral decisions being made and allowed which produced a travesty in a community of lives. Never may this be so is our resolve for all who wish to nurture and do good in the universe.