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10 October 2023 Claude Barlow: A History of Self-Experimentation
Judith Sondheimer
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Medical research has a long history of investigators who used themselves as experimental subjects in their efforts to solve infectious disease mysteries. These intrepid investigators voluntarily exposed themselves to infectious agents for reasons of expediency as well as ethics and watched themselves while disease developed. The risks of this research could be great. Claude H. Barlow, a missionary surgeon and parasitologist of the early 20th century, used this experimental technique on many occasions during a long career in helminthology. The author, a retired pediatric gastroenterologist and Dr. Barlow's granddaughter, presents a modern look at his research and results.

Judith Sondheimer "Claude Barlow: A History of Self-Experimentation," Comparative Parasitology 90(2), 82-85, (10 October 2023).
Published: 10 October 2023
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