Run Time: 3 minutes
Author: Dr. Christopher Holmes
- Shot with musket to upper abdomen in 1822 on Mackinac Island – survived standard of care of blood letting and cathartics – was left with a fistula from his stomach to his abdominal wall.
- Alexis St. Martin was illiterate and signed a contract with Dr. William Beaumont, who then performed unethical experiments on the patient – William Beaumont was hailed as a great physician for his discoveries through his unethical experiments on Alexis St. Martin.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/alexis-st-martin/