His life must have been fascinating.
To be Black in the south when the stockmarket crashed.......and to live long enough to see a Black President.
The Tuskegee Study was an infamous and unethical clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service.
The purpose of this study was to observe the natural history of untreated syphilis; the African-American men in the study were told they were receiving free health care from the United States government.
The Public Health Service started working on this study in 1932 in collaboration with Tuskegee University, a historically black college in Alabama. Investigators enrolled in the study a total of 600 impoverished, African-American sharecroppers from Macon County, Alabama.
Of these men, 399 had previously contracted syphilis before the study began, and 201 did not have the disease.
The men were given free medical care, meals, and free burial insurance for participating in the study. The men were told that the study was only going to last six months, but it actually lasted 40 years.
After funding for treatment was lost, the study was continued without informing the men that they would never be treated. None of the men were told that they had the disease, and none were treated with penicillin even after the antibiotic was proven to successfully treat syphilis.
AS I have said many times before.... stay away from that FREE democrat government cheese...