Bad Blood – The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

Bad Blood
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

By James H Jones
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 @ 7 PM

ACS Puget Sound Section Book Discussion led by Sheri Tonn, sponsored by the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Respect Committee

In this revised edition (1993) of Bad Blood, the author follows the tragic consequences of the Tuskegee study including the widespread distrust of public health officials within the black community hampering efforts to combat AIDS. The 40-year study conducted by the US Public Health involved over four hundred black men infected with syphilis. The author concludes that the Tuskegee study is not an aberration but an outgrowth of race relations in the USA. The book was nominated for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize and was on the “N.Y. Times” 12 best books of the year.

All are welcome. Link to Zoom Virtual meeting room.

For questions contact Despina Strong:
A flyer is attached here.

About the Facilitator: Dr. Sheri Tonn is a Professor Emerita at Pacific Lutheran University where she served on the chemistry faculty from 1979 to 2019. She has taught environmental chemistry, instrumental analysis and biochemistry. Sheri has been the local section treasurer since January 2020. Past involvement in the section includes two terms as local section chair, and as alternate councilor and councilor. Sheri has chaired the Pauling Award committee. For the past three years she has been co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect Committee.

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