Book Report Guinea Pig

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Boring, Mel, and Dendy, Leslie. (2009). Guinea pig: Bold self-experimenter in science and medicine. Illustrated by C. B. Mordan. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Co The “guinea pig scientists” are men and women who devoted their lives to find answers in science and medicine. The biographies in this book display a collection of experiments these scientists performed on themselves. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, scientists Lazzaro Spalanzami, Pierre and Marie Curie, John and Jack Haldane, and others exposed themselves to disease, gas, pressure, heat, and injected probes into their hearts. Because of their efforts and self-experiments, today we have access to information and medicine that otherwise we would not have. Because this book

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