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I’m not sure if you ever heard of the Tuskegee Experiment, but I won’t be surprised if you haven’t because it’s consistent with how White Supremacy tries to hide or down play the tragedies that were done in the United States!

From 1932 to 1972, for 40 YEARS, the U.S. Public Health Services conducted an “experiment” on 399 BLACK MEN with the syphilis virus AT FIRST. The Doctors told the men they were treating them for “Bad Blood” but in all actuality they were injecting them with the syphilis virus. The doctors also had no intentions of curing the men once infected with the virus. The doctors were using the illusion of “Free Health Care” to conduct their “experiments” at one point they were doing spinal taps on the Men.
At the end of the experiment, 28 of the men had died directly from the cause of syphilis, 100 were dead of related complications, 40 of their wives had been infected, and 19 of their children had been born with congenital syphilis. This is just further Evidence of how America has always targeted Black People!


Post written by: @Oba_Tayo

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Tuskegee syphilis experiment

The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, also known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study or Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service studying the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African-American men in Alabama.

White scientists under the veil of prophylaxis and treatment ingected black people with syphilis and watched (writing down in their notebooks) them lingering. That is definetily not the scientific practice I like.

A boy suffering from congenital syphilis. The suffering this illness caused in pre-penicillin eras was completely excruciating. Approximately 15 percent of the entire population of Paris was believed to carry the disease by the end of the 19th century. Syphilis was shameful in these times, as many men got it from prostitutes working at brothels and whorehouses - symbols of decadence and debauchery in the public eyes - where it roamed free and untamed. Many people suffered in silence for whole lifetimes, subjecting themselves to treatments as horrible, prolonged and dehumanizing as the sickness itself.

See, syphilis does not necessarily kill you right away; many lived with their horrible syphilitic terror for 40 years or more. A most sinister, detailed account for it in can be found in the diary later published as La doulou: extraits du journal d'Edmond de Goncourt, describing french writers Alphonse Daudet’s gruesome ordeal in late 1800’s France. 

when Syphilis first surfaced, the English called it the ‘French disease’, the French called it the ‘Spanish disease’, Germans called it the French evil, Russians called it Polish disease, Poles called it Turkish disease, Turks called it Christian disease & Japan called it ‘Chinese pox’

This 1863 image from the Wellcome Trust illustrates a distinctly vampiric set of “Syphilitic malformations of the permanent teeth” – makes you wonder if the visual image of the vampire was inspired by the widespread horrors of untreated syphilis (for an exceptionally visceral window into a society wracked by untreated syphilis, have a look at the Mutter Museum’s display of syphilitic skulls). (via Curiously vampiric teeth of untreated syphilis sufferers - Boing Boing)