Miss Evers' Boys

Front Cover
Dramatists Play Service, Inc., Jan 1, 1995 - Drama - 101 pages
0 Reviews
"In an effort to get medical help for Alabama tenant farmers, their nurse, Miss Evers, convinces them to join a government study to treat venereal disease. When the money runs out, Nurse Evers is faced with a difficult decision: to tell the men that they are no longer being treated and that they are now part of a research study to see what untreated syphilis will do to them, or follow the lead of the doctor she respects and the tenets of the nursing profession. Nurse Evers follows the advice of her advisors, and with the understanding that the study can help thousands more, she does not tell the men they are no longer receiving medication. She does this with the assurance that as soon as medication becomes available, her men will be the first to receive it. But after fourteen years of caring for her patients as if they were family, when medication is finally available, it is denied to her study group. Nurse Evers, devastated at the news and starting to watch her men die, can no longer keep silent. Shunned for her silence of fourteen years, Nurse Evers holds her head up and explains the reasons and emotions that kept her in the study and kept her caring for her men. Some of them forgive her, others do not, as Nurse Evers tries to put back a world broken by prejudice, disease, time and trust."--
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
5
Section 3
8
Section 4
9
Section 5
11
Section 6
13
Section 7
15
Section 8
32
Section 11
45
Section 12
56
Section 13
63
Section 14
78
Section 15
87
Section 16
89
Section 17
93
Section 18
99

Section 9
38
Section 10
39

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

References from web pages

Feldshuh, David : Miss Evers' Boys
Feldshuh, David Miss Evers' Boys. Genre, Play (18 pp.) Keywords, African-American Experience, Cross-Cultural Issues, Disease and Health, Empathy, ...
litmed.med.nyu.edu/ Annotation?action=view& annid=1057

David Feldshuh honored for "Miss Evers' Boys"
Feldshuh helped raise awareness of this health conspiracy with his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Miss Evers' Boys," based on the study and its aftermath, ...
www.news.cornell.edu/ chronicle/ 99/ 5.27.99/ Feldshuh.html

First Person
The HBO film Miss Evers' Boys should be prescribed moral medicine for all Americans. Based on David Feldshuh's 1989 play of the same name, Miss Evers' Boys ...
www.emory.edu/ EMORY_REPORT/ erarchive/ 1997/ March/ ERmarch.3/ 3_3_97FirstPerson.html

Miss Evers' Boys Study Questions
Miss Evers' Boys. 1. Feldshuh describes his play as two plays: the chronological play and the Testimony play (91). Explain. ...
ethicalchoices.info/ SQs/ EversSQ.html

Putting an Angel's Face on Betrayal - New York Times
The cable movie ''Miss Evers' Boys,'' on HBO tomorrow, is as troubling for what it doesn't say as for what it says eloquently. ...
query.nytimes.com/ gst/ fullpage.html?res=9E07E4D7143EF932A15751C0A961958260& sec=& spon=& pagewanted=print

Hard Bargain Players: Miss Evers' Boys
Disease and unease — The good-time feeling of the ensemble in the passionate historical play "Miss Evers' Boys" is only a setup for the devastating ...
www.hbplayers.org/ 06_miss_evers_boys.html

2006-2007 Season
Miss Evers’ Boys. MAINSTAGE. By David Feldshuh. February 23-25 2007 ... Miss Evers' Boys. is. a warm, humane, surprisingly humorous and moving play. ...
www.stageaurora.org/ pdf/ StageAurora2007.pdf

CCAA Calendar of Events - July 2006
Don't Miss hbp's production of David Feldshuh's gripping historical drama MISS EVERS' BOYS directed by David Thomas and starring Rhonda Gayle Carney, ...
www.charlescountyarts.org/ july2006.htm

Physician-playwright to examine fact and fiction of Tuskegee ...
His lecture, "Miss Evers’ Boys: Ethical Truth and Factual Fiction" and the ... As an HBO movie, "Miss Evers’ Boys" received 12 Emmy nominations and was ...
www.unc.edu/ news/ archives/ apr99/ evers.htm

Independent, The (London): Theatre: Paradox in black and white
David Feldshuh's powerful play, Miss Evers' Boys, examines how this real-life study arose, the flawed thinking that sustained it for so long, ...
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_qn4158/ is_19980921/ ai_n14173783/ print

Bibliographic information