Experimental trivia: The Vomit-Drinking Doctor of the most incredible trivia

Stubbins Ffirth was an American doctor known for his unusual research on the cause of Yellow Fever. He…

Stubbins Ffirth was an American doctor known for his unusual research on the cause of Yellow Fever.


Experimental trivia: The Vomit-Drinking Doctor of the most incredible trivia
Experimental trivia: The Vomit-Drinking Doctor of the most incredible trivia

He was so convinced that it was not an infectious disease that he tested his hypothesis on himself. His ‘experiments’ included living in the most diseased conditions in order to subject himself to infection in every conceivable manner.

Though some of his conclusions proved to be correct, his explanations were off and a Cuban scientist named Carlos Finlay discovered the link to mosquitoes not long after Ffirth’s death.

Recommended

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, function 'hc_buffer_end' not found or invalid function name in /www/wwwroot/3trivia.com/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 287