Miss Evers' Boys

Miss Evers' Boys

DVD - 2001
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"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort" -- Container.

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oktexchic
May 04, 2019

I thought it was going to be some heroic nurse story, and she definitely gave up her life for the cause, but it was a very sad tale of what really happened. Good thing did result ... Congress changed things for the people of color population. Since it is based on a true story, it is worth the watch for the educational purposes of the early 30's.

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