National Archives and Records Administration Southeast Region Records of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Tuskegee Syphilis Subjects
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was a study of untreated, late-stage, latent African American syphilis patients conducted by
Tuskegee Institute and the Macon County and Alabama public health departments from 1932 to 1972. It replaced a successful
program that had been documenting and treating syphilis in rural African American populations. The study is notorious for
the lack of consent of its subjects.