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Guinea pig scientists : bold self-experimenters in science and medicine

Author: Leslie A Dendy; Mel Boring; C B Mordan
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Stories of ten men and women, from the 1770s to the present, who devoted their lives, and sometimes risked them, to answer some of the big questions in science and medicine.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie A Dendy; Mel Boring; C B Mordan
ISBN: 0805073167 9780805073164
OCLC Number: 55518216
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Target Audience: Middle School; 1100
Description: 213 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Baked British gentlemen / George Fordyce, England, 1770s --
Swallowing bags, bones, and tubes / Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italy, 1770s --
The sad story of laughing gas / William Morton and Horace Wells, United States, 1840s to 1870s]--
Daniel Carrión's deadly disease / Daniel Carrión, Peru, 1885 --
The swat heard 'round the world / Jesse Lazear, Cuba, 1900 and 1901 --
Night of the deadly blue glow / Marie and Pierre Curie, France, 1902 to 1934 --
From ocean bottoms to mountaintops / John Scott Haldane and Jack Haldane, England, 1880s to 1940s --
Getting inside the heart / Werner Forssmann, Germany, 1920s to 1950s --
The fastest man on earth / John Paul Stapp, United States, 1940s and 1950s --
Locked in lost cave / Stefania Follini, United States, 1989 --
Conclusion --
Authors' note --
History's timetable --
Resources --
Quotation sources --
Photo credits Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Leslie Dendy and Mel Boring ; with illustrations by C.B. Mordan.
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Stories of ten men and women, from the 1770s to the present, who devoted their lives, and sometimes risked them, to answer some of the big questions in science and medicine.

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