Thursday, March 20, 2014

Barry Marshall: Mad Scientist

To prove to the medical community that his theory that bacteria, not stress, caused ulcers, Marshall...
...drank some bacteria. In just days, the crippling symptoms of gastroenteritis began to kick in, and finally confirmed that he was right—and in trouble. Marshall biopsied his own stomach, isolated the bacteria, wolfed down some antibiotics, and went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology.
Pretty incredible, huh? Well, Marshall is just one of 10 mad scientists featured in this highly entertaining and educational article from Popular Mechanics.  My favorite? Number 2 -- what a crazy man!  Absolutely a must-read.[ht:]