United States Public Health Service

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Group.png United States Public Health Service   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
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Parent organization US/Department of Health and Human Services
Headquarters Washington DC
Leader Assistant Secretary for Health
Subgroups • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
• Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Food and Drug Administration
• Health Resources and Services Administration
• Indian Health Service
• National Institutes of Health
• Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
• Office of Global Affairs
• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
• United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Infamous experiments

Tuskegee syphilis experiment

Full article: Tuskegee syphilis experiment

In 1932 the U.S. Public Health Service set up the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, later controlled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which resulted in many deaths and denied its subjects treatment for syphilis.

Guatemala syphilis experiment

Full article: Guatemala syphilis experiment

In 1946, a United States Public Health Service physician, John Charles Cutler began the U.S. government's syphilis experiments in Guatemala, in which Guatemalans were deliberately infected with syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases. This came to light after documents were discovered by Susan Mokotoff Reverby in 2005.


An event carried out

Guatemala syphilis experiment1946 - 1953A murderous experiment which infected healthy subjects with syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid and possibly other diseases.

Event Planned

Tuskegee syphilis experiment1932 - 1972A murderous experiment which looked at the progression of syphilis. Subjects were told that they were being treated, while in fact treatment was denied them. Exposed after 40 years by a whistleblower who went to the press.


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