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Physicians, laymen, and clinical investigators should find this a fascinating book. In nontechnical language it tells the story of an important phenomenon in the history of medical discovery. Self-experimentation has been more widespread than is generally appreciated.
The author, a physician, medical investigator, and eminent professional journalist, has long been fascinated with self-experimentation. He has traveled far and interviewed many medical investigators, especially those who have used themselves as experimental subjects. Hence, in addition to the well-woven historical threads, there are direct accounts from present-day participants. The book's subject is highly relevant to today's rapidly increasing ethical dilemmas stemming from
Who Goes First?: The Story of Self-Experimentation in Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;107:793. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-5-793_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(5):793.
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