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Dr. Barry J. Marshall was
convinced that H. pylori
bacteria causes stomach ulcers,
but no one believed him. Since
it was illegal to test his theory
on humans, he drank the
bacteria himself, developed
ulcers within days, treated them
with antibiotics, and went on to
win a Nobel Prize.
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    • He just had a gut feeling about it.
      ShiftyEye 24 jun
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    • What a Chad
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    • Wow this blew my mind on the 18th time it was featured and still does today!
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    • A true mad scientist, breaking rules for the greater good.
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    • Images are cut off on the right side of my screen only in iFunny. Help??
      ezBreezey 24 jun
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    • Ive had h pylori before and let me tell you, its like bruce lee doing martial arts on the lining of your stomach
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    • I had this, I’ve been cured with antibiotics but it was untreated for 9 months, if you’ve ever felt like you have way too sensitive of a stomach and feel sick all the time, force a quick test, you’ll be thankful you don’t wait
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    • Your humanitarian ETHICS prevent science from progressing. This is why Na zzii scientists made so many breakthroughs in science. Human lab rats.
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    • Seeing this for the 17th time, I think I got what this guy did
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    • As someone who used to have that piece of shit bacteria I can’t thank him enough for his contributions
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    • Fine then, I'll do it myself.
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    • The other scientists...
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    • You mean one scientist against all odds went and did his thing. What EVERY other scientists told him no. He did it himself and he was right. Wow
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    • Fine, I'll do it myself!
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    • The one time that the experiment doesn’t backfire and turn the scientist into a supervillain.....
      fatlax 24 jun
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    • I had that for most of my junior and senior year in HS. Went from close to 200 to less than 90 pounds. Shit sucked. Graduated lookin like a skeleton
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    • Dude, I had h-pylori from the time I was like 5 (22 now) lemme tell ya, stomach ulcers for over 10 years, fucking sucked. If anyone has this bacteria msg me I can help you.
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    • Your a genius you moron
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    • Ice cropping shitlor
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    • How many times are we gonna see this same thing with a different lay out
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    • Some doctors really do fuck around and find out
      CickNage 24 jun
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    • Ahahaha I had this and I developed a stomach ulcer. I'm actually still dealing with it today. Very annoying. Tummy hurts all of the time especially in the morning.
      MemeDump 24 jun
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    • Fine, I'll do it myself
      LowKeyGod 24 jun
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    • I had stomach ulcers and the doctor said it was from heartbreak. Fucking pussy doctor.
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    • Is self testing still considered human testing even though it's just you?
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    • Fine, I’ll do it myself
      DaftDash 25 jun
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    • What a Mad Man.
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    • Only about 40% of people with H Pylori develop ulcers. Stress and lifestyle have a lot to do with the development of the ulcer.
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    • Science is cool when people do this shit.
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    • Nice crop, dumbass
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    • Putting yourself on the forefront of an experiment deserves props
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    • There was a lot more to the story. It took many years for the other professionals at the time to admit he was right
      wunruh 26 jun
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    • That’s fucking bad ass
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    • What causes this foot shape doc
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    • This has never been featured before.
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    • Phst, Leonid Rogozov, a Russian practitioner, developed an appendicitis while on an expedition in the Anartic. He performed an appendectomy on himself.
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    • Freakonomics was an amazing book
      Judo 24 jun
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    • “I lived bitch”
      loofalee 24 jun
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    • Phexal 24 jun
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    • the man of quality
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    • Would that be legal gray area? It’s still a human trial even though it’s you.
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    • How does he know that the ulcers don't cause the bacteria? I mean I know he drank the bacteria but that's not what would happen in real life. This is why I hate "science" there's no reason for anything and u people eat it up like gospel
      Kadsn 24 jun
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    • Nice crop
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    • Self testing was the peak of bad ass science
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    • Human testing is necessary for survival either that or guilt free natural selection.
      AbsoI 27 jun
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    • Ulcers fucking hurt, what a lad
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    • Need more dudes like him in the world
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    • “fine, ill do it myself”
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    • Only about 40% of people with H Pylori develop ulcers, stress and lifestyle also play a large role in it.
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    • FUCKING SAVAGE
      _itzkatie 27 jun
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    • Fauci.... drink it!
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    • When all else fails use yourself as the test subject. I suppose if what you are testing isn’t lethal that works.
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    • That’s why helicopters cause tummy aches
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    • Helicobacter pylori is actually kinda crazy. It has a basic substance that covers itself in to counter the stomach acid and then it latches onto the stomach lining and burrows its way in to make ulcers.
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    • Something I never realized was how similar high fructose corn syrup intolerance can be to stomach ulcers. I though I had ulcers for years and then eliminated all hfcs from my diet and I haven't had stomach pain in weeks
      sBeveboi 26 jun
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    • Shit cropping again
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    • This shit is SOOO OLD. jesus do your own research, quit bumming off others
      Kitty26 26 jun
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    • absolute man
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    • People like this are Fucking legends
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    • What a power move
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    • Imagine if we allowed human testing, just make it a highly compensated job that people can volunteer for. I mean, I’d their theory works, you’ll be fine and get paid well, if it doesn’t, it’s suddenly not your problem!
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    • Bro, learn to crop
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    • Nice crop
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    • Big brain
      AidynTate 25 jun
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    • Hey I have H Pylori right now
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    • Modern day medicine apparently still works on the belief system. No wonder we can’t cure cancer yet.
      Suspect77 25 jun
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    • It’s true. I’m him
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    • That's kinda insane considering I had stomach ulcers and it's not a pleasant experience. he just jumped right into it
      roar1008 25 jun
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    • Not all h pylori is bad. Just certain strains. H pylori lives matter
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    • this has been featured but with different pictures
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    • Gamer move
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    • I magine thinking controled experiments on humans is bad when it could mean the betterment of the entire human race, just because its "unethical "
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    • This is true
      CallmeY 25 jun
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    • FINE!!! I'll do it myself.
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    • My bleeding ulcers are from stress, I wish it was an easy fix like this
      Baxon86 25 jun
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    • We should make human testing legal on those who fight racism with racism
      LOW_key 25 jun
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    • H pylori suuucks
      borky 25 jun
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    • Thank you sir
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    • The image gets a bit smaller every time it’s featured
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    • Since is WAS illegal?
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    • When a nerd says "fuck you nerds"
      tacosouls 25 jun
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    • That’s gut feeling for ya 😂
      Q__Q 25 jun
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    • A man who would do that in the name of science deserves the Nobel prize.
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    • Eventually died from his own self experiments lol
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    • Kinda looks like the actors of Fred and George in Harry Potter
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    • Chad
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    • We get to learn about this guy every year on ifunny. Every new 9th grader learns about him and it gets featured.
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    • Fellow nerds assemble
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    • I had it for 5 years after food poisoning and went through 4 doctors who all said it was anxiety because of bullying. It took me until I was dry heaving all night to finally get tested. Took over a year to finally feel what normal hunger is like again.
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    • Moral of the story is????
      bitchbo1 25 jun
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    • Ulcerative colitis can’t be cured
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