The Tuskegee Experiment

What I learned

What was the Tuskegee Experiment

The Tuskegee Experiment involved 399 African American men who were suffering from syphilis. The study took place between 1932 to 1972. The men were told they had 'bad blood.' Penicillin was proven to cure the disease but even after it was widely available, the men were not given the medicine.

What was learned?

Because of the Tuskegee Experiment, there have been rules made to make testing better. Unlike the participants of the experiment, now participants have to have an idea of what their experiment is about, also known as informed consent. Another thing that is different is that there is now a rule that there is minimal harm. So, now people won't be treated as bad as the Tuskegee experiment participants were.