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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This will hurt a bit

By David Hunter
BMJ Group Blogs
Originally posted April 11, 2014

Here is an excerpt:

In this piece she describes the case of a Cornell graduate student who carried out a piece of self-experimentation without IRB approval (based on the mistaken belief it wasn’t required) which aimed to assess which part of the body was worst to be stung by a bee on and involved:  ”five stings a day, always between 9 and 10am, and always starting and ending with “test stings” on his forearm to calibrate the ratings. He kept this up for 38 days, stinging himself three times each on 25 different body parts.”

The entire blog is here.
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