Guinea Pig Scientists

Guinea Pig Scientists by Mel Boring 1250050650 9781250050656
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It was August 27, 1885. In a hospital in Lima, Peru, a student named Daniel Carrin was preparing to infect himself with a dreaded disease . . . He had a small, sharp lancet ready . . . Carrins friends and teacher from the medical school thought it was a bad idea. They knew Carrin was eager to learn more about this mysterious disease.
But were the risks worth it?

Science and medicine from the inside out-ten engrossing stories of self-experimentation

Who are these guinea pig scientists? Searching for clues to some of sciences and medicines bigger (and sometimes stranger) questions, they are all the men and women who devoted their lives to help find the answers. Spanning from the 1770s to the present--and uncovering the science behind digestion, the spread of yellow fever, the development of the first heart catheter, and more--their ten stories are at once scientifically detailed and fascinatingly personal.

Guinea Pig Scientists

Author: Mel Boring

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Square Fish

Publication Date: 2014-12-02


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