Sound Ethics: A Syphilis Experiment in 1940's Guatemala
Interview: Susan Reverby, PhD, professor of womenís and gender studies, Wellesley College
Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD, professor of medical ethics & the history and sociology of science; Senior fellow, University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics & The Center for American Progress
When it was revealed earlier this fall that American scientists working in Guatemala during the 1940ís had intentionally infected prisoners with syphilis, the U.S. State Department issued an apology almost immediately.
The discovery was made by historian Susan Reverby, PhD, of Wellesley College.
Today, joining Barbara Lewis to talk about that story, and the ramifications itís having more than 60 years later, are Dr. Eric Meslin, our regular bioethicist here on Sound Medicine. And on the line from Philadelphia, Dr. Jonathan Moreno, senior fellow the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and at the Center for American Progress.