May 28, 2017

Subramanian Publishes in Slate

Sushma Subramanian’s story “Worse Than Tuskegee” has recently been published as a cover story in Slate. The story is about a study that remained hidden until fairly recently, involving American researchers in the 1940s infecting unknowing Guatemalans with syphilis to test prophylactic measures. Unfortunately, many of the subjects were not treated, and they’ve passed on the disease and its many devastating symptoms to their children and grandchildren, and cannot afford treatment.

Sushma Subramanian is a journalist and an assistant professor in the Department of English, Linguistics and Communication.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/cover_story/2017/02/guatemala_syphilis_experiments_worse_than_tuskegee.html