For over 20 years I’ve been intrigued by the story of Dr. William Beaumont. I heard this story when I was in middle school and I’m sure I was on the edge of my seat when I watched the movie in class. I think this was the beginning of my awe of the discovery of modern medicine… how did we figure this stuff out?
So I don’t spend another 20 years trying to remember the name or details, here are two resources:
The wikipedia page of William Beaumont (aka, the Father of Gastric Physiology)
A two minute video with the story in a nutshell (this is the best I could find):
Pretty cool story, huh?