Dr Tom Kerns
North Seattle Community College
Discussion Questions for
Miss Evers' Boys
- What is meant
by 'zigzagging' (pg 55)? Do you consider it to be ethically
- Is Dr Brodus
right, do you think, when he says (p.55) "they
- The study participants
were offered "free doctoring." In
your judgment, what were some of the ways that this promise was met and
and what were some ways it was not met (a question of treatment vs. research).
- The study paid
the subjects $50 for a coffin and burial services.
a. Did that seem fair to you? Why or why not?
b. If the study had been done exactly the same way
it was actually done, but the payment to subjects had been $100,000, would
that have seemed fair to you?
- The study
asks a basic research question: is the rate and progression of syphilis
in the Black male the same as that for the
White male. Is that, in your opinion, a legitimate scientific