I am planning a "Dictionary of Self-Experimenters." I therefore appeal to any reader who has performed any kind of experiments on himself or herself. I also seek information about any kind of self-experiments performed by readers' colleagues in the past.

Data and results of all kinds from self-experiments should not disappear from the face of the Earth. Every one of those experiments is unique, and the results may benefit humanity in the future. A great example is Werner Forssmann, who in 1929 inserted a catheter into his heart by himself. Many self-experiments have led to the disappearance of a great number of dangerous infectious diseases.

I need the following information:

  1. short biographical data;
  2. the nature and outcome of the experiment; and
  3. bibliographical information- publications by or about the experimenter.

I would also greatly appreciate feedback from anybody who responds to my request.

Arsen P. Fiks
Cancer Pathology
2050 Valencia Dr....

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