Jenkins, an epidemiologist, played a significant role in exposing the experiment to the public, and he expressed his indignation through racism at the root of Tuscige's study of life-long efforts to reduce racial disagreements and discrimination in public health.
Jenkins noted that the notorious study actually grew out of effort. with good intentions to deal with the health problem of syphilis in the early 20th century America.
The study offered free medical examinations, dishes and insurance a burial place for a set of 600 black men, 201 of whom did not have this disease. Initially, the study was to be followed only by untreated people during the year, reminded Jenkins. But in 1936 it was decided to follow them to death. Men were not informed about what was being investigated, and those who suffered from this illness were not treated for syphilis – even when penicillin became an effective remedy in 1947. Many men have finished infecting their wives with syphilis.
Jenkins, who began his career in 1967 as one of the first African Americans in the Healthcare Corps, said that he had learned about the study in 1968 and worked with the epidemiologist Peter Boxim  "These efforts were rejected until Peter got into a Reporter (Associated Press), who was able to write the first article (on the study)," he said. 19659007] The study did not end until 1972, after a congressional hearing took place, and an advisory commission was appointed to examine the study. She determined that the knowledge she received was "rare" compared to the risk he provided to the subjects
The last participant in the study died in 2004, and the last widow who received benefits died in 2009, reports the CDC. As of 2015 there were 12 descendants of study participants who received medical and medical benefits.
He was a loud critic of racism in public health
Jenkins helped to take care of many men who participated in the study, fulfilling the responsibilities of the Head of the Assistance Program to participants in the field of protection Healthy who provided them with medical services.
He remained a loud propagator to reduce the disparities in racial health. He often criticized the medical community for believing that he was reluctant to delve into the heritage of racism America and what role he plays in the chronic health issues that carry the minority.
"This is the only state of health where we want to learn Symptom – a race, not an ideological factor – racism," he said in a speech by the American Public Health Association. "For me it's amazing how an epidemiologist . To solve health problems, we must also study racism. "
The Quaker's service for Jenkins is scheduled for March 23 in the Decade, Georgia. A commemoration service is scheduled for April 06 at Morehouse College.