Thursday, 16 January 2020

Karl Patterson Schmidt: The Herpetologist Who Documented His Own Death For Science

quote [ Karl Patterson Schmidt was an eminent American herpetologist—one who studies amphibians and reptiles. He worked for the American Museum of Natural History in New York and then for the Field Museum in Chicago, during which he made several expedition to Central and South America to collect specimens for the museum. He was also the president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. During his long scientific career, Schmidt handled countless deadly snakes. But in 1957, he made the fatal mistake of underestimating the toxicity of a juvenile boomslang snake, sent to him by the director of the Lincoln Park Zoo for identification. ]

The sea is unbecoming, but still we take it on
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[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT]

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hellboy said @ 6:24am GMT on 16th Jan
Apocalypse log.
Jack Blue said @ 9:23pm GMT on 17th Jan
Boomslang snake. Tree snake snake.

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