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dc.contributor.advisorGarrard, Virginia, 1957-en
dc.creatorCrafts, Lydiaen
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-09T14:24:06Zen
dc.date.available2012-11-09T14:24:06Zen
dc.date.issued2012-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6272en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. Public Health Service led human-subject experiments in Guatemala during the late 1940s in which the researchers intentionally infected prisoners, soldiers, and psychiatric patients with venereal disease to study prophylaxis and treatment for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chancroid. The U.S. doctors also conducted a serological study in an attempt to standardize blood testing methods for venereal disease in Central America. This thesis argues that the PHS went to Guatemala not just for the opportunities it presented for research, but also because the organization was seeking to expand its influence in Latin America during this time period. Through experimentation and serological testing in relation to venereal disease, this thesis suggests that the U.S. doctors sought to produce knowledge about venereal disease in Central Americans as part of their goal to augment their role as medical authorities in the region.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectGuatemalaen
dc.subjectU.S. Public Health Serviceen
dc.titleSanitizing Interventions : PHS VD Research in Guatemala and the rise of public healthen
dc.date.updated2012-11-09T14:24:13Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6272en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLevine, Philippaen
dc.description.departmentWomen's and Gender Studiesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentWomen's and Gender Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineWomen's and Gender Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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