Johns Hopkins Faces $1B Lawsuit for STD Experiments on People of Color; U.S. Lawsuit Dismissed


Blacks have been the guinea pigs of Western medical experiments for centuries now.

One of the more prominent experiments (that the public is aware of) was the Tuskegee syphilis experiment from the 1930s. Scientists studied poor Blacks in Alabama who’d contracted the venereal disease, but did not tell them they had the disease or do anything to cure them.

A similar study has come to the forefront and it involves one of the nation’s most prestigious medical institutions, John Hopkins University.  A lawsuit filed in April alleges Johns Hopkins University and the Rockefeller Foundation helped conduct similar experiments in Guatemala from 1945 to 1956. (Source: Read more)

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