Tags: US | Syphilis | Experiment | White | House

Obama to Apologize to Guatemala Head on Experiment

Friday, 01 Oct 2010 04:34 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to call Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom to personally apologize over a disclosure that American scientists deliberately infected Guatemalan prisoners with syphilis decades ago.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Friday that the news was "shocking, it's tragic, it's reprehensible."

Obama's spokesman said: "The United States by all means apologizes to all of those that were impacted." He said the president had been briefed and intended to speak with the Guatemalan leader to "personally express that apology."

The 1946 experiment was unearthed by a Wellesley College medical historian. It apparently was conducted to test the effectiveness of penicillin.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rep. Issa: WH Fence-Jumper Could Have Easily Been Stopped

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 17:51 PM

By using easily available technology, the Secret Service could have prevented the Sept. 19 incident in which a man jumpe . . .

First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in US: Health Officials

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 16:58 PM

The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus, a man who became infected in Liberia and trave . . .

Gen. Hayden: Obama's Lack of Participation on Intel Problematic

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 16:22 PM

President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1 percent of his daily intelligence briefings , and that could be dangerous  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved