254042 U.S. STD Inoculation Studies in Guatemala: View from the Archives and History

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM

Susan Reverby, PhD , Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
As the historian who found and wrote the initial article on the U.S. STD Inoculation Studies in Guatemala (1946-48), I will discuss how I found them, how I shared them with CDC, and why the U.S. apologized.

Learning Areas:
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss what happened during the studies. Define how this went from an historianís article to international news and a U.S. government apology.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the historian who found and wrote up this research.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.