- File Size: 489 KB
- Print Length: 178 pages
- Publisher: NewSouth Books (April 18, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 18, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CF7QP4Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: An Insiders’ Account of the Shocking Medical Experiment Conducted by Government Doctors Against African American Men Kindle Edition
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As far as credibility, The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is probably the most credible book on the topic as it was written by the lawyer representing the participants. Fred Gray had the fortune (or misfortune) of pouring over thousands of documents spanning 40 years in order to assemble a case against the United States of America. In doing so he became intimately familiar with the egregious wrong that was done to the African American men that were tricked into participating in this study.
The book is very concise at 120 pages and covers all of the pertinent information. For me, it cleared up some misconceptions I had such as the participants being given syphilis and the factual accuracy of the movie Miss Evers' Boys.
Being that the author was so central to the case we get much biographical information about him as well. At times I wasn't sure if it was to establish his credibility or brag about his achievements. It didn't detract from the crux of the book but it was noticeable. Still it was a good and necessary book for America's post Civil War history.