Cutler Family Chronicles Series
And many of the people involved were dead…. Everybody was gone. Cutler was gone and Mrs Eliese Cutler was in her 90s. Dave Sencer forewarned her the day before the story broke, which I think was fair. Why should she? Eliese Cutler died on November 8 th , She was complicit in what went on but my struggle with all of this is to explain to people this is not an evil man, this is someone caught up in the politics of science and of the public health service. My job is to help people understand how they could be Cutler, what the pressures were and why the thinking within the NIH made this seem like a reasonable if slightly risky thing to do and why much research feels like this even now.
Were you surprised that someone whose actions have been likened to the Nazi crimes was treated so benevolently? The thing about Tuskegee is that he plays a pretty minor role in it. Where he comes to fame and why we all disliked him is because in , on the 20 th anniversary of the end of the Tuskegee study, two films were made, Bad Blood, made by a British company, and The Deadly Deception , made by Nova, in the US.
He was interviewed in both of them. He had white hair, these piercing blue eyes, he was a tall guy and he looked like a Nazi. To what extent were his views shared by the medical community at large during the s?
It the Guatemalan experiment had been approved by the syphilis section of the NIH so the secretary general knew about it and it kept going up the chain. Wells who created human-like beings from animals. The novel deals with themes such as pain, cruelty and human interference with nature. He was part and parcel of this government effort. It was , after the Second World War, when the prophylaxis they had been using was a cream that men had to put on their penises and it burnt so nobody wanted to use it.
Sex workers had been used a couple of times, people knew that you were not supposed to do it but Cutler thought he was on the cutting edge of really important research.
How did Cutler come into contact with Juan Funes, the director of the Guatemalan venereal disease control department? If Funes would have been from Honduras or Costa Rica they would have ended up there. The Guatemala experiments were designed based on experiments carried out in using consenting prisoners at a penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Intended to test preventative strategies for gonorrhea, the Terre Haute study ultimately failed to meet its goals because of difficulties with establishing the infection in subjects. Cutler never sought consent from the Guatemalan patients…. What kind of permission can a prisoner give? Did he de-humanize the Guatemalan people who were used for these experiments? Do you think he regarded them as lab rats rather than human beings because they were not American?
Cutler was the youngest of four siblings and his two older brothers got killed during the Second World War. His family had made the ultimate sacrifice. So he saw them the patients as soldiers in a war in which he was the general and as such he had the right to send them to their deaths in order to win the battle.
Do you think Cutler would have carried out experiments without informed consent with American citizens? Probably, except that they had this great pool of people that they could use, it was a convenient sample. Were you shocked by the fact the Guatemalan authorities were willing to allow a foreign power to use their citizens in this way?
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No, it happens all the time now in the developing world. When you think about how under-resourced these places are the offer of any help is really a bargain. That was what was most shocking to me. You say that Cutler regarded himself as a general fighting a war. Would you describe him as arrogant?
Oh yes, and I think he was careerist. He was born into a working class life - his father was a carpenter - and he married into money. Yes, absolutely. He was very well regarded and I thought that was very interesting. My job is to make people understand that this was a normally ambitious researcher who thought he was doing the right thing, not an evil guy.
Hannah Arendt was a German born political scientist. Has Cutler been demonized? There are issues here that are harder to address than one bad guy such as the way we do science and the structural violence and inequalities that would make Guatemala say yes to this. Prensa Libre published a cartoon showing Uncle Sam looking into the mirror and seeing Josef Mengele staring back. This volume is set in the late s during the Quasi-War with France and offers listeners a look at the new American Navy during the Age of Fighting Sail.
Following in the wake of his previous novels, A Matter of Honor and For Love of Country, it features the adventures of the seafaring Cutler family of Hingham, Massachusetts, and an ever-expanding cast of characters - some real, some fictional - that includes Lt. Richard Cutler, along with Capt. Thomas Truxtun, Capt. Silas Talbot, and other naval heroes personifying the best of American honor and courage. Along with the other novels in the Cutler Family Chronicles - most recently For Love of Country and The Power and the Glory - it features the epic saga of the seafaring Cutler family of Hingham, Massachusetts and an ever expanding cast of characters.
Among these characters are real historical figures including Capt. Edward Preble, Lt. Stephen Decatur, Lt. Richard Somers, and more.
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Cutler Family 4 books in series. For Love of Country Publisher's Summary. This annoys Beckett, who needs prisoners to interrogate.
By the middle of the film, Beckett acquires the Black Pearl in Asian seas through trickery and deception by Sao Feng who was originally promised the ship by Beckett. If Jack brings the Brethren and pirates out from the nigh-impregnable fortress to him, Beckett will keep Sparrow from Jones's judgment and will let him live. Beckett at first thinks about confiscating Jack's compass to find the Brethren, but Jack Sparrow warns him that the compass points to his most desired thing and since Beckett's desire is to see him Jack dead all the compass would point to would be Jack himself.
Beckett decides to kill Jack Sparrow to satisfy this desire and then use the compass to find the Brethren but Jack makes another part of the deal that results with Beckett cancelling the killing. They arrive with an E. After an epic battle between the Flying Dutchman and the Black Pearl , Beckett is worried his advantage is lost when the Pearl seemingly sinks the Dutchman.
When it resurfaces, he orders the Endeavour and the Dutchman forward to order an attack on the Pearl , and does not realize that he has lost control of the latter ship, now commanded by Will Turner. Accordingly, the Black Pearl and The Flying Dutchman flank the Endeavour and open fire from both sides, tearing the ship apart. Beckett, visibly shocked and unable to react, stays on board his ship as the crew abandons it.
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He slowly descends the deck stairs, and subsequently dies when the powder magazine of the Endeavour explodes. Outside the films, Cutler Beckett also appears in the novel Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom , where his backstory is heavily detailed, as he is one of the two POV characters.
He gives Jack Sparrow the merchant vessel Wicked Wench , and sends Jack to search for the mythical island of Kerma and the city of Zerzura. When Jack frees a cargo of black slaves, Beckett orders his men to burn the ship. The quarry is a maze of mining tunnels where the EITC apparently forces prisoners into manual labor. Also, the island of Kingshead is a massive fortress that is said to be built to Beckett's standards for overseeing the Company's activities in the region. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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