For a period of thirty years a man weighed everything he ate and drank, as well as all of his waste, in order to study metabolism.
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René Laennec invented the stethoscope because he was unable to hear a patient’s heart due to their “great degree of fatness“.
Doctor Ignaz Semmelweis discovered that by washing his hands between delivering babies cut the mortality rate of infection from 35% to less than 1%. His ideas were rejected by the medical community and upset other doctors so much they put him in a insane asylum. He was beaten to death 14 days later.
Physicians have the highest suicide rate of any profession.