President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore appear in 1997 with Herman Shaw, who was part of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. The 40-year study, in which treatment for advanced syphilis was withheld from nearly 400 black men, has been used to reinforce the truism that blacks are reluctant to volunteer for medical experiments. President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore appear in 1997 with Herman Shaw, who was part of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. The 40-year study, in which treatment for advanced syphilis was withheld from nearly 400 black men, has been used to reinforce the truism that blacks are reluctant to volunteer for medical experiments.
Photo Credit: By Doug Mills -- Associated Press
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