These 5 people put frightening experiments on themselves, but proved very important things.
These people are just crazy in a good sense of the word: their dedication can only marvel at. We will make a reservation that one of them did set an experiment on himself by chance.
Barry Marshall - the doctor who infected himself
Until 1982, it was believed that gastritis and stomach ulcers cause stress and poor nutrition. But Barry Marshall was convinced that the cause of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, and his colleagues just laughed at him.
To prove his point, the scientist drank a solution of bacterial culture. After a week, he developed symptoms of gastritis - pain in the abdomen and vomiting, which he managed with antibiotics.
Thanks to this discovery, we have the opportunity to cure a stomach ulcer, and Marshall received the Nobel Prize.
Rob Reinhart - the creator of the drink of the future
To solve the problem of hunger on earth, Rob Reinhart created the drink soylent. He said that the product can replace food, because it contains all the necessary substances for a person.To prove it, he and several other people (for example, this guy) ate only soylent for more than a month.
As a result, they had a lot of free time and even improved health, only they were fed up with such a diet. Doctors also remind that the constant supply of liquid food is dangerous for humans. But, it turned out, it is possible to use soylent from time to time.
Werner Forsman - the most courageous surgeon
In 1926, Werner Forsman realized that a long catheter can be inserted directly into the heart through a vein on the arm. The hypothesis was considered insane and was not allowed to check.
Then Forsman, without telling anyone, cut his arm and inserted a needle with a half-meter tube into a vein and began to move it to the heart. His assistant escaped from fear, but fortunately, Forsman did it all. He took an X-ray, but his colleagues thought it was a trick, and they ridiculed him.
Forsman was disappointed and abandoned the experiments, but after 30 years his Nobel Prize found him, and we can look at how the heart works and remove blood clots.
The man with the nickname n3glv, who became black
This experiment was conducted by a regular Internet user.He injected melanotan II, a tanning activator sold on the black market.
"Michael Jackson, on the contrary," as he was christened online, experienced dangerous side effects: nausea, heart trouble and skin blemishes. If you exceed the dosage, you can earn more and kidney failure.
Before that, there were quite a few people who wanted to get a “harmless” and quick tan, but now their number has decreased.
Nathaniel Kleitman - father of the science of sleep
The scientist conducted experiments with sleep, and especially often he himself became his experimental: sometimes he did not sleep for 190 hours in order to fix what changes would occur in the body.
Kleitman, together with his partner, lived for 33 days in a cave without a clock and daylight, in order to find out what rhythm of sleep-wakefulness a person would follow without signals from outside. As a result of his experiments, we know about the existence of slow and fast phases of sleep.