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    Tuskegee Syphilis Study descendants to seek settlement money

    Tuskegee Syphilis Study descendants to seek settlement money
    Jay Reeves, Associated Press
    Updated 2:10 pm, Saturday, July 15, 2017

     

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Descendants of hundreds of black men who were left untreated for syphilis during an infamous government study want a judge to give them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement over the program.

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    Beginning in 1932 in the impoverished, segregated South, government medical worker in rural Alabama withheld treatment from unsuspecting black men infected with syphilis so doctors could track the disease and dissect their bodies afterward. Finally revealed by The Associated Press in 1972, the study ended and the men sued, resulting in the settlement.

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    The Trump administration has filed documents saying any unclaimed settlement money should revert to the government under terms of the original settlement, reached in 1975.

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    1. Typical trumpster. Steal anything you can get your hands on.