Remember last year, when a professor at Wellesley College discovered that the U.S. government had secretly infected scores of Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases medical experiments during the 1940s? Among other things, that scandalous revelation prompted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to issue a formal apology to the Central American nation, and to Guatemalan residents of the United States.
Not surprisingly, it turns out that an official apology isn't going to make the ugly episode going away. Survivors of the experiment and the survivors of deceased test subjects are suing the U.S. government.
Dr. Susan Reverby uncovered evidence of the Guatemelan experiments while she was researching a book on the infamous Tuskegee experiments the government conducted on blacks in Alabama for decades during the previous century.Over the course of the study, U.S. scientists injected hundreds of mental patients with gonorrheaRead More »from Guatemalans sue U.S. government for infecting them with STDs