Escaping Melodrama: How to Think About the U.S. Public Health Service Studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala
March 21, 2018
Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Professor Reverby is an award-winning historian of American women, race, and medicine, who has written extensively on the “infamous” Tuskegee Syphilis Study. She was a member of the Tuskegee Legacy Committee that successfully lobbied President Bill Clinton to offer a public apology to the surviving men and their heirs in 1997. Her unearthing of a U.S. syphilis study conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s led to international media coverage as well as an apology by President Barack Obama’s administration to Guatemala in 2010.