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Title Medical mavericks : the history of self-experimentation. Beating infection
Published [Melbourne, Vic.] : Informit EduTV [distributor], 2011
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (50 min) : sound, color with black and white sequences
Summary Killer bugs like the plague, cholera and typhoid were all brought under control by adventuring self-experimenters, injecting and ingesting some of the most terrifying diseases known to man. The eminent Louis Pasteur flirted with self-experimentation when he asked his assistants to inject him with the rabies virus in his hunt for a vaccine against the terrifying disease. And in the early part of the 20th century, two American doctors injected themselves and their families with polio in a bitter race to produce a vaccine to halt its spread. Shows how, by infecting themselves with syphilis, yellow fever and cholera, doctors transformed our understanding of disease. He ends with Dr Barry Marshall, who recently won a Nobel Prize, thanks to a particularly courageous act of self-experimentation
Credits Directed and produced by Hannah Robson and Helen Shariatmadari ; Series producer: Alison Gregory
Performer Presenter: Michael Mosley
Notes Originally produced : BBC Knowledge, 2006
Subject Diseases -- History.
Infection -- History.
Nosocomial infections -- Prevention -- History.
Asepsis and antisepsis -- History.
Medicine -- Research -- History.
Self-experimentation in medicine -- History.
Human experimentation in medicine -- History.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Robson, Hannah.
Shariatmadari, Helen.
Mosley, Michael, 1957-
Informit EduTV
BBC Knowledge
Other Titles Medical mavericks : beating infection
Beating infection