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Science on myself

A public history of science event exploring the history and ethics of self-experimentation

Explore the history and ethics of self-experimentation in medicine

William Alexander believed that self-experimentation contributed to the benefit of mankind, but how far would you go in search of scientific truth?

Considered risky by some and essential by others, self-experimentation has a long history in medical science. Emerging in the scientific revolution, self-experimentation became increasingly popular towards the early 20th century. From cardiology to pharmacology, there are countless examples of scientists using themselves as guinea pigs in search of answers.

Join us as we explore what motivated the practice, what was achieved through it, and what the ethical implications were.

Free to attend, no registration required
Seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis
Doors open at 6pm


Professor Holger Maehle | talks | www
Dr Gail Goldberg | talks | www
Dr Duncan Wilson | talks | www
Dr Kat Arney | talks | www


Date and Time:

9 April 2015 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
+44 20 74 51 2500

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