If I Die in the Service of Science: The Dramatic Stories of Medical Scientists Who Experimented on Themselves

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"If I Die in the Service of Science" (First published as "Guinea Pig Doctors") details the lives, experiments and discoveries of eight medical doctors who, in the course of their scientific investigations, used their own bodies to verify their revolutionary medical theories. Beginning with John Hunter's work on "the pox" in 18th century England, the book recounts the fascinating, colorful lives of these "guinea pig doctors" the Hartford dentist who "discovered" anesthesia by experimenting on himself with laughing gas the ...

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