Guatemala medical research program Mon. March 21
- NorCal Peace Corps Association is partnering with The Commonwealth Club of California on the following program:Monday, March 21: "Digging in the Archives: Why It Matters that the U.S. Government Apologized for Medical Research in Guatemala "Speaker: Susan Reverby, Ph.D., Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College
In October, President Obama apologized to the Guatemalan government for syphilis inoculation studies done by the U.S. Public Health Service from 1946 to 1948. Dr. Reverby uncovered the unpublished studies while doing research for her book on the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis study. She will discuss her findings on the Guatemala research. The Guatemala studies apparently were conducted to test if penicillin, then relatively new, could prevent some sexually transmitted infections. The study came up with no useful information and was hidden for decades.
Susan M. Reverby is the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley College. She is most recently the author of the prize-winning Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy.Our speaker will be introduced by Peter Buxton, who exposed the Tuskegee experiment in the U.S.Presented in association with the Commonwealth Club Health and Medicine Member-Led Forum and the Northern California Peace Corps Association http://www.norcalpca.org/Wine and networking reception 5:30 p.m., program 6 p.m.FREE for Commonwealth Club members, $8 for NCPCA members, $20 for non-members, $7 for students with current school ID.Location: Commonwealth Club headquarters, 595 Market Street - Mezzanine, San Francisco (at Montgomery St. BART/Muni station), cross street Second StreetReservations are not required but recommended - phone (415) 597-6705 or (800) 847-7730. Be sure to mention that you are a NorCal PCA member to get the discounted price. Hope to see you there.Karen Keefer
International Relations Forum
RPCV/Nigeria & Liberia