Tuesday, October 05, 2010

New position as UCPGG blogger

Most of you know already that I am the new blogger for United Cerebral Palsy for the Golden Gate. It is a cool job, I get to write about cool stuff going on in the bay affecting people with disabilities for a living. Now I will use this blog for controversial stuff I would get fired for talking about at work.

Speaking of controversy, did you hear about American doctors did in Guatemala in the 1940's? Well in a prelude to the Tuskegee experiments these "good old boy" were involved in infecting Guatemalan prison and insane asylum inmates were intentionally infected with syphilis. Apparently these doctors had these men have sex with a prostitute already infected with the disease. As disgusting as this sounds there is more detail I will spare you on how these doctors went about ensuring that these men contracted the disease. You can read on how our president apologized for this heinous act here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/10/01/us.guatemala.apology/index.html

What I can't get over is that these Guatemalan men didn't have any say on whether there was going to contract the disease or not. I keep thinking about maybe there was men with CP in that asylum. Now I need a shower. Well I leave you with that image of American doctors giving poor Guatemalan men with disabilities syphilis. Sweet dreams.

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At 9:57 AM, Blogger doozee said...

thanks a LOT!! Like I needed to be left with that image! :)


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