WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States apologized on Friday for an experiment conducted in the 1940s in which U.S. government medical researchers deliberately infected Guatemalan prison inmates with syphilis.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other top officials issued a statement about the experiment, which echoed the infamous 1960s Tuskegee study in which black American men were deliberately left untreated for syphilis.
"The sexually transmitted disease inoculation study conducted from 1946-1948 in Guatemala was clearly unethical," the statement reads.
Being unemployed is very boring because you can't do anything enjoyable without feeling guilty. I've vacuumed the tiny apartment now three times this week.
I've turned on the TV to provide some "background" noise as I go online and fill out forms and : WOW : nothing but noise indeed!
TV is 100% advertisement. Even talk shows are veiled ads for a star's movie, book and diet plan. I did see Rachel Ray prepare an easy chicken recipe though.
**** YAY!!! My sister is getting married !!! " ****
Now I wonder what kind of a wedding they'll have. I'll be displeased if they go to a judge. So unromantic!
I hope they have a Thai wedding but that'll require drums, cymbals and banana trees.
I don't even know how to tell my parents...