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Scientists Who Experimented On Themselves

Science is a field based largely on theory and experimentation, which is why you have to be pretty darn certain you are right if you’re willing to test your ideas on yourself. For example, in the picture above: In 1929 in the basement of the Eberswaled Hospital in Germany, surgical resident Werner Forssmann inserted a [...]

11 Scientists Who Experimented on Themselves

Would you inject 50 hookworms under your skin for your job? Or steam in a vomit sauna for a few hours? Hopefully we non-scientists will never have to answer questions like these. But for the 11 brave souls on this list, experimenting on themselves was all in a day’s work. 1. Benjamin Franklin The man on the [...]