A witty party of the good eccentrics who've played risky experiments on themselves for the advantage of humankind.
Many scientists have the recommendation of the nice Victorian health care professional Jack Haldane to “never test on an animal if a guy will do” and “never ask an individual to do whatever you wouldn’t do yourself.” He and his father inhaled toxic gases to check the efficacy of the prototype gasoline masks they'd invented. whereas respiring gases stressed, he suffered the smoking ears and screaming the teeth of the title.
The tales in Norton’s new ebook are marvelous, anxious or absurd. The zoologist Frank Buckland made a focused attempt to widen the nation’s vitamin by means of in my view checking out every little thing that crossed his direction, from boiled elephant’s trunk to slug soup. a few medics intentionally gotten smaller lethal blood illnesses within the desire of discovering remedies. Then there has been the physician who was once fired and to that end received the Nobel Prize for thrusting a catheter into his personal beating center.