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Documents on the origin and development of the Tuskegee syphilis study 1921-1973
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Gift of Dr. R.C. Backus, the Executive Secretary of the Tuskegee Syphilis Ad Hoc Advisory Panel, 1973.

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United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare. Documents on the origin and development of the Tuskegee syphilis study. 1921-1973. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 264.