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Dying snake-bit scientist details gruesome symptoms, last hours in diary

In 1957 at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Dr. Karl P. Schmidt, famed snake expert and herpetologist, made a detailed scientific account of the effect of venom from a snake bite in the human body—his body. Schmidt made the record while he was dying. The newspapers called his notes a “death diary.”

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