April 1, 2006


Question from a reader:

I am wondering if you have ever looked into the issue of African-American's distrust of the medical system. I can imagine that older black men and women might harbor suspicion (since they remember days of segregated health care) but does the Tuskegee syphilis study still exert such a long shadow? Is there really that much distrust? I wonder if this has just become a cliche passed down by nearly everyone who writes about race and health...

Any thoughts? Any leads on scholars who have looked into this with an open-mind?

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