Robert E. Cornish was a child prodigy who graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, at the age of 18.
However, Cornish also thought that he could bring the dead back to life. In 1930, he attempted to bring dead animals back using a group of fox terriers all known as ‘Lazarus’.
He placed them on a see-saw to get their blood flowing, and while he was rocking their corpses back and forth, he injected them with epinephrine and anticoagulants.
A few that momentarily stirred back to life suffered blindness and brain damage, but they were quickly declared clinically dead once again, and he could never replicate even that mild success on a human.