The history of medicine isn't pretty. It's full of grisly accidents, inhumane behavior, and ambiguous ethics. The story of Alexis St. Martin and Dr. William Beaumont hits all of those low points, but it completely changed the way we do medicine. Dr. Beaumont studied human digestion through an open hole in St. Martin's stomach.
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Written by Ashley Hamer December 19, 2017
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