Deadly Deception

The United States government committed an act of torture against U.S. citizens in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution and human rights. 
For forty years between 1932 and 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) department, conducted an experiment on 399 black men infected with syphilis.
These men, for the most part, were poor farmers from one of the poorest counties in Alabama. They were never told what disease they were suffering from or its seriousness. The doctors that were treating them had no intention of curing them of syphilis, they were ordered to lie to them in order to collect data. a5e9df9279a0afb61c97b3189c90832d.jpgThe government wanted information on how the disease progressed, what damage it would do to the human body, and any additional information once it killed them. They especially wanted information to be collected from the autopsies of the men, and they were thus deliberately left to degenerate under the ravages of tertiary syphilis.
The men suffered and died with symptoms that included; tumors, heart disease, paralysis, blindness, and insanity. 
Below are the Surgeon Generals that had to repeatedly sign off on the experiment to keep it going from one presidency to the next. Read more of this post

399 Black Men Tortured By 7 US Surgeon Generals for 40 Years Without Rest Within The US AND Backed By The CDC Under “Free Healthcare”

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