Who Goes First?: The Story of Self-Experimentation in Medicine

Author: Lawrence K. Altman
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by pmoriarty   2022-06-04
"Two of the authors examined the ethics and regulation of self-experiments intensively, culminating in a journal publication. There are 14 Nobel Prizes awarded to self-experimenting scientists, with 7 Nobel Prizes in the area of their self-experiment, and no ethical obstructions to self-experimentations. There are 473 documented self-experiments, 48 of them since 1975, with multiples of this number estimated."

This reminds me of an interesting book on the history of self-experimentation in medicine called "Who Goes First":

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Goes-First-Lawrence-Altman/dp/052...

by pmoriarty   2022-03-11
Self-experimentation used to be a lot more common in medicine.

There's an interesting history of it in a book called Who Goes First?

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Goes-First-Lawrence-Altman/dp/052...

by pmoriarty   2021-06-16
Interestingly, in the past there was a lot more self-experimentation done by researchers.

The history of such self-experimentation is chronicled in a book called "Who Goes First?":

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Goes-First-Lawrence-Altman/dp/052...

by pmoriarty   2020-10-31
There's an interesting book called "Who Goes First?"[1] about something that used to be much more common than it is today: self-experimentation in medicine.

[1] - https://www.amazon.com/Who-Goes-First-Lawrence-Altman/dp/052...

by pmoriarty   2017-08-19
There's an interesting book that delves further in to this:

Who Goes First?: The Story of Self-Experimentation in Medicine

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Goes-First-Self-Experimentation-M...