Follow along with the horrific account of Dr. Karl P. Schmidt as he documented exactly what it feels like to die from a snakebite.
Even if we are not terrified of snakes, most of us hope to never actually be bitten by one. And then if we are bitten, we hope to get to the hospital very quickly in hopes of keeping the damage to a minimum.
Back in 1957, Dr. Karl P. Schmidt was known for his expertise in snakes and he was accidentally bitten by a boomslang snake. Sadly, he knew that anti-venom was too far away to help him. So what he did was quite different that most of us, and quite scientific.
Check out the video below to follow along with the diary that Dr. Schmidt left behind and find out exactly what it feels like to die from a snakebite.
More than anything, what’s quite shocking to me is how Dr. Schmidt was able to leave all emotion out of his writings and very specifically document exactly what was happening to his body for the final hours of his life.
It is unfortunate that the world lost such a profound scientist, but the information he left behind in his last hours surely helped make many advancements in the field through the years.
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