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In the 1960s, Peter Buxton of the U.S. Public Health Service found out about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study the Health Service was conducting where hundreds of African-American men infected with syphilis were treated with placebos. He was able to end the “study” which had begun in 1932 by doing this.

  • Contacting the American Medical Association
  • Contacting his elected officials
  • Going to the press
  • Speaking to his superiors