for Week Six
Please finish reading the
play and begin posting your answers to the SQs and
DQs by Saturday, and finish the posting
of your first answers by Monday evening or Tuesday morning. The remaining
days of the week (Tue & Wed) will be used for continuing the
discussion of the postings.
This week we begin to focus
our attention on human subjects research, i.e.,
biomedical research involving the use of human beings as research
This week's work includes
The play we're reading
this week is a fictional depiction of a real study that was actually
Syphilis Study. You read only a little about it this past week.
It is important to keep in mind that what we are reading and discussing
there was a real study that had many of the same features as the
study described in our play.
It would be interesting
to see what you can find out on the web about the actual study
and its aftermath.
One place to start might be here.
far the best, most readable, and most authoritative account
of the Tuskegee Study is James Jones' book, Bad Blood.
You could, if you wanted
to, read a few pages from it for free at amazon.com.