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Medical Mistrust Among Black Americans And How One Family Is Working To Rebuild It

Freddie Lee Tyson (seated, left) was enrolled in the United States Public Health Service Syphilis Study in Tuskegee.
(Ali Oshinskie/Connecticut Public Radio)
Freddie Lee Tyson (seated, left) was enrolled in the United States Public Health Service Syphilis Study in Tuskegee. (Ali Oshinskie/Connecticut Public Radio)

Medical mistrust among Black Americans goes beyond the United States Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee between 1932 and 1972.

Connecticut Public Radio’s Ali Oshinskie introduces us to one Black family that is illuminating that history and working to rebuild trust in the medical system.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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