"Ethically Impossible" – President’s Commission Report on the Guatemala Syphilis Study

The President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has released its report on the outrageous “research” that US-sponsored scientists conducted on vulnerable Guatemalans in the 1940’s.  According to Commission Chair Amy Gutmann, “In the Commission’s view, the Guatemala experiments involved unconscionable basic violations of ethics, even as judged against the researchers’ own recognition of the requirements of the medical ethics of the day.”

The Commission’s website was overloaded earlier this morning, but you can download the report from this blog by following the link below.


Matt Lamkin
Twitter: @lawbioethics