The study asks a basic research question: “Is the rate and progression of syphilis in the Black male the same as that for the White male?” Is that, in your opinion, a legitimate scientific question? Explain.
In what ways was the Scientific Method used in this study? In what ways was it misused?
Use a search engine to answer the following questions in complete sentences. Use the given key word combinations to search. Search for “syphilis.”
What is syphilis?
What are the symptoms of syphilis?
How is syphilis treated?
How is it transmitted?
Search for “syphilis and Tuskegee experiment.”
What was the original mission of the Rosenwald Fund?
How did the focus of the project change when the money from the Rosenwald Fund dried up?
What was the Tuskegee experiment?
For how long did the Tuskegee experiment continue?
How and when did information about the experiment come to the public’s attention?
What were the effects of the publicity about the Tuskegee experiment?
What do you think about the Tuskegee Experiment? How did this movie make you feel?