Saturday, October 02, 2010

Tuskegee and Guatemala

Yesterday, in my zeal to write down new information, I gave inaccurate information about the connection between the Guatemala and Tuskegee, Alabama syphilis experiments. It is true that John C. Cutler was in charge of the program which infected prisoners and mental patients in Guatemala with syphilis. He did not have a connection with the Tuskegee case, in which syphilis patients were not informed that they had the disease, until the 1960s when the program was already 30 years old.

I will have more to say in my Black Agenda Report column on Wednesday.