syphilis in guatemala

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    Between 1946 and 1948 the US deliberately infected some Guatemalans with syphilis in order to study the effects of treatment with penicillin. It seems they were infected without their consent and some were never even treated, for a disease that has horrendous, permanent effects!

    I didn't know about it, its on Dateline now.

    Then they came back to Latin America with CIA trained death squads in the second half of the 20th century, so it was all good (!).
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