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Medical Mavericks: The History of Self-Experimentation

Medical Mavericks: The History of Self-Experimentation

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Much of the previous century’s medical progress is owed to the bravery of a few pioneering researchers who undertook the process of self-experimentation. Featuring reenactments and present-day expert interviews, this four-part series explains how a handful of scientists contributed to some of medicine’s greatest breakthroughs by turning themselves into human guinea pigs. Viewers will gain detailed historical knowledge about anesthetics, vaccines, and infectious diseases.

Still image from: Medical Mavericks: The History Of Self-Experimentation--Anaesthesia
Medical Mavericks: The History of Self-Experimentation
Episode 1
50 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Medical Mavericks: The History Of Self-Experimentation--Beating Infection
Medical Mavericks: The History of Self-Experimentation
Episode 2
50 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Medical Mavericks: The History Of Self-Experimentation--Discovering Vaccines
Medical Mavericks: The History of Self-Experimentation
Episode 3
50 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Medical Mavericks: The History Of Self-Experimentation--Diet & Disease
Medical Mavericks: The History of Self-Experimentation
Episode 4
50 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12