Dr Tom Kerns
North Seattle Community College
Study Questions for
Miss Evers' Boys
scene I, the men appear to be wary of participating
in a government study. Why?
was Miss Evers' initial reason for participating
in the study?
- What was the full name of the study and what was
it intended to examine?
does Dr Douglas persuade Willie to have his blood
argument does Dr Douglas use with Dr Brodus to allow
the study to continue (page
was the reason that syphilis was not considered worthy
of government research funds?
scene 5, what is Miss Evers' objection
to the proposed study? How is her objection
overcome by both doctors?
didn't the "boys" receive penicillin when
it became available?
uses whose ethical modality, Mill's or Kant's, to justify
his own actions (page
isn't the study terminated even when the results
are absolutely clear?
is Brodus' answer when he is accused of not helping his own race?
does Miss Evers' opening recitation of the nurse's pledge do for