Wednesday, October 6, 2010

U.S. apologizes for Guatemala STD experiments

U.S. apologizes for STD experiments in Guatemala - relationships -
U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients, with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission more than 60 years ago.

Again, if I had suggested that the U.S. government was medically-experimenting on people, you would have called me a conspiracy theorist.  Don't stories like this make you read stories about U.S. policy with more skepticism?  I don't see how it wouldn't have that effect, but so many people still seem to think, "Well, they would never do something like that!"

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