$1 Billion Lawsuit: Government Funded Studies Intentionally Infected People With STDs – 5 April 2015

Logo_activistpost-comCarey Wedler
Activist Post

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Johns Hopkins University for performing unethical, government-sponsored studies on Guatemalan citizens in the 1940s and 1950s.

Doctors from the hospital, the suit alleges, deliberately infected soldiers, prisoners, orphans, and the mentally ill with STDs like syphilis and gonorrhea — without their consent — in order to test whether or not penicillin could cure them. Consent was only granted from authorities in Guatemala.

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