TIL of Karl Schmidt, an expert herpetologist who died after a venomous snake bite in 1957. He kept a journal of his symptoms until his death from profuse bleeding. Some speculate he knew that death was imminent (antivenom was only available in Africa) and continued being a scientist until the end.

Read more: https://theworld.org/stories/2015-11-10/he-documented-his-own-death-snakebite-instead-going-hospital

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