Decades later, it’s still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama. For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with a syphilis, simply so doctors could track the ravages of the horrid illness and dissect their bodies afterward. Relatives of the men still struggle with the stigma of being linked to the experiment. Read more.