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Who goes first? : the story of self-experimentation in medicine

Author: Lawrence K Altman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the controversial practice of self-experimentation. In telling the stories of pioneering researchers, the text offers a history of many of the most important medical advancements in recent years as well as centuries past - from anesthaesia to yellow fever to heart disease.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Historical Works
Print Reproductions
Biographies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence K Altman
ISBN: 0520212819 9780520212817
OCLC Number: 37732071
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, ©1987.
Description: xxvi, 430 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Lewis Thomas --
Ch. 1. An Overview --
Ch. 2. Don't Touch the Heart --
Ch. 3. The Perilous Route to Painless Surgery --
Ch. 4. The Case of the Queasy Chemists --
Ch. 5. The Pasteurian Club --
Ch. 6. The Myth of Walter Reed --
Ch. 7. Taming the Greatest Killers --
Ch. 8. Toxic Shocks --
Ch. 9. Fungi --
Infecting and Hallucinating --
Ch. 10. Lifetimes of Self-Experimenting --
Ch. 11. Dietary Deprivations --
Ch. 12. The Red Cell Riddle --
Ch. 13. Black and Blue at the Flick of a Feather --
Ch. 14. Cancer: Can You Give it to Yourself? --
Ch. 15. Choosing the Right Animal.
Responsibility: Lawrence K. Altman ; with a new preface.
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