CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 02, 1973
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(Studio) In Tuskegee, Alabama, black men deliberately denied treatment for syphilis so government experimenters might find out what happens when disease runs full course. Program ordered ended when exposed, so blacks still can't get treatment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Tuskegee, Alabama) 30 blacks used as human guinea pigs to determine effects syphilis. 28 died because of lack of treatment. So far citizens panel unable to force Department of Health, Education and Welfare to help those who survived. [Department of Health, Education and Welfare citizens' panel spokesperson Ronald BROWN - says from October to March no treatment given to survivors ] [National Center for Disease Control spokesperson William WATSON - says research project terminated, so cannot help anyone.] [Syphilis victim Charles POLLARD - says didn't know wasn't being treated.]
REPORTER: David Dick
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