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When Scientists Experiment on Themselves: H. pylori and Ulcers

Back in the 1980s, the prevailing theory was that gastric ulcers were mostly a psychosomatic affliction caused by too much stress. Accordingly, patients were treated with tranquillizers, anti-depressants, psychotherapy or antacids. Instead the young doctor Marshall treated them all with antibiotics, and his results were impressive. From his clinical practice, he developed the theory that the spiral-shaped Helicobacter bacterium causes gastritis, painful stomach ulcers and even stomach cancer. Because he had had no suitable test animals at hand, he used his own body for the described experiment.

From this moment on, the only good Helicobacter was a dead one. Loads of antibiotics were…

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