The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Allan M. Brandt

Read Racism and Research: the Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Allan M. Brandt. (NOTE: the article is attached and another copy is available separately in this folder).

The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Allan M. Brandt

Read Racism and Research: the Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Allan M. Brandt. (NOTE: the article is attached and another copy is available separately in this folder).

After reading the article, answer the questions from the two sections below:

Section 1:

In your own words, write 1-2 paragraphs describing the events presented in the essay. Answer each of the following specific questions in your response:

Firstly, What were the main discussion points of the essay?

Secondly, What were the results and consequences of the study?

Thirdly, Would it be acceptable to replicate this study today? Why? Or Why not?

Finally, Was this study ethical/unethical? Explain why.

Section 2:

Using one of the sociological perspectives on race and racism presented in the textbook, explain the events described in the essay.

For the sociological perspective you choose, explain how it is relevant to the article and draw one or more conclusions from your analysis.

Discuss the limitations of the sociological perspective you choose in describing the event. In other words, what does the perspective miss or not explain well.

The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Allan M. Brandt
In 1932 the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) initiated an experiment in Macon County, Alabama, to determine the natural course of untreated, latent syphilis in black males. The test comprised 400 syphilitic men, as well as 200 uninfected men who served as controls. The first published report of the study appeared in 1936 with subsequent papers issued every four to six years, through the 1960s. When penicillin became widely available by the early 1950s as the preferred treatment for syphilis…