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A participant in the Tuskegee syphilis study sits on steps in front of a house in Tuskegee, Alabama. Associated Press/Alamy Stock Photo

The US once withheld syphilis treatment from hundreds of Black men in the name of science. Newly public records are helping us understand how it could happen

The archival trove chronicles the extreme measures administrators took to ensure Black sharecroppers did not receive treatment for the venereal disease.

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