1997: USA apology for the 48-year Tuskegee Syphilis Study

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 U.S. President Clinton holds a White House ceremony to apologize for the 48-year Tuskegee Syphilis Study by the U.S. Public Health Service that withheld medical treatment of the disease.  Five of the eight remaining survivors of the study attended the White House ceremony.

To: 
General public
From: 
President Clinton
Year of Apology: 
1997
Footnote: 
Cose, Ellis. “Forgive and Forget?” Newsweek. April 21, 1997.