Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Guatemala

  • The forgotten many of the Guatemalan Syphilis Experiments

    Harsh PatoliaRoanoke, Virginia, United States In 2005, medical historian Dr. Susan Reverby foraged through boxes in the stuffy archives of the library of the University of Pittsburgh for the papers of Thomas Parran, the surgeon general who oversaw the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiments of the mid-twentieth century. She had embarked on a quest to expose…