A Scientist Spilled 2 Drops Organic Mercury On Her Hand. This Is What Happened To Her Brain.

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Chubbyemu : Happy Medical Monday (which isn’t every Monday, and sometimes isn’t on Monday, but I try my best) 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️🚑 PS Why do people in these videos have 2 letter initials for names? It’s a didactic tradition in presenting case reports. It lightly de-identifies the patient while upholding their humanity. They are, and will always be, more than just “the patient.” Thanks for watching :)

NurdRage : organomercury compounds of one of the few things i refuse to work with for exactly this reason. Keep up the good work. Awesome video

Tovarasul Ceausescu : I was just going to eat 68.000 kilograms of salmon in one siting thanks for saving my life!

Lataysha Sheppard : He should be my teacher....I would love to goto his class

Springboob Squirepin : For anyone curious, her name is Karen Wetterhahn. It’s an interesting google search, a few articles with interesting info this video doesn’t cover.

Jeff LaFlare : ive learned more from your medical videos than 8 years of health in school

Anchor Bait : This was probably the scariest thing I have seen all year

JSandusky69 : Even if latex gloves are semi-permeable to dimethylmercury, I'd think that diffusion would still be slow. It's kind of hard to understand how a few drops transiently on the glove before she removed them would cause such a severe poisoning. Also surprising is that this expert in mercury--and apparently the entire chemistry profession--either didn't know about latex gloves permeability to DMM beforehand or just discounted it. How can an expert in toxic metallic chemicals make such a deadly mistake?

Jeff LaFlare : how is it so deadly

Michael F : I broke a mercury filled thermometer in our bathroom when I was 8, played with the liquid mercury in my hands for nearly an hour till my mom caught me with it and made me throw it away. I developed childhood epilepsy months later, I currently have psoriatic arthritis, poor balance and take meds for bi polar disorder...I often wonder how my life woulda been different if I never broke that thermometer.

MayhemiCanine : Well, this settles it. We need to blow up Mercury.

Cow_woC : These videos are so interesting!

Art Of Life : Good thing I found this video, I was about to drink some organic mercury. Dodged a bullet there.

Genji : This guy sounds like a well-spoken pewdiepie

LionFish Lover : Why do I do this to myself

Arcade Era Beats : Thanks for bringing awareness to this. It's truly a modern day tragedy

MGlBlaze : This is why you hear stories of scientists (chemists specifically, I imagine) that absolutely refuse to work with organic mercury compounds. It's profoundly nasty stuff - I knew that much. I hadn't known exactly what it does once it does get absorbed in to the body, though. And I didn't appreciate how dense mercury was in dimethylmercury. Her death did serve to shore up safety regulations at least, though losing someone so brilliant and knowledgeable is never a good thing. Your videos are absolutely fascinating.

Stefan G : if all it takes is two drops, im gonna be a professional hitman

Shae Willam : Her name was Karen Wetterhahn.

choopocobra : This video was made really well. Great explanation, made my brain tingle!

Eve Lynn : I bet it was her fillings.

Harkz0r : I don't always say such things on videos, as it seems a bit disingenuous and hyperbolic, but what a truly awful thing to happen, and no doubt heartbreaking for her nearest and dearest. By the time I was 3 minutes in I could already have guessed how the story would end. But hearing her foreknowledge of her own death and taking advantage of that period to inform others was truly moving. Dimethylmercury, what a terrible compound.

Eis Meister : I sent this video to my chemistry teacher and got her to show the video to the entire class to promote lab safety. Thank you for making the content that you make!

Serenity the Insane : She cannot feel; she cannot die, trapped in herself, body her holding cell!!! Mercury has taken her sight, taken her speech, taken her hearing, taken her arms, taken her legs, taken her soul, left her with life in hell!!!!!

Jagger Draws! : Are there different types of Mercury? I've seen people dip their hands in Mercury.

Punting Children : The amount of people who don’t understand that organic mercury and elemental mercury makes me so mad. You don’t need to be a chemistry major to know they are not the same

M Sherazi : Finally a video on the dangers of working as a chemist or as a student in chemistry or organic chemistry. Scary.

Drama Queen : I hate how some people in the comment sections keep saying when they were young they played with mercury and nothing happened... Different mercury.....

Mark Guillet : Isn't mercury in vaccines...

yoyo762 : I also wonder about how the autopsy handles a corpse that has such a dangerous substance contained within it. They must have to use extreme caution when handling poisoned tissue samples. Its possible the mercury is still raw enough to get absorbed by the skin of the pathologist.

Negro Amigo : He kind of reminds me of doctor strange

tobortine : Wonderful video. Reminds me of the phrase "Mad as a hatter" from the days when they used mercury in the manufacture of hats.

Broadz : Ya, what he said.

Wyatt B : You need more subscribers!

0x02 : this whole channel is nothing but a fear monger channel... so what ? I'm not supposed to live life holy shit

Christopher Morss : I have instantly subscribed to your channel due to this video. Intelligent and well conveyed content. I look forward to watching more of your videos, thank you. Having said that, what tragic incidents! I'm a chemist in study, and an organic one at that; I'll certainly be weary of dimethymercury if I ever come in to contact with the compound.

Stick Figure : our world is fucking scary

4K Plays : Im in third year of medical school and damn this guy is good

Robert Pirlot : I think people don't understand the difference in the kind of Mercury she was handling. My guess these are the same people that don't understand Vaccines.

Teffy Sam : Are all dimethyl compounds capable of being absorbed by tissue or was this just for Mercury?

Y E W F Movement : isn't mercury used as a preservative in medicines and vaccines? could this contribute to Autism, ADHD, Aspergers and Dementia?

Dont Worry : Heartbreaking story but great video

G0Ji : underrated channel, high quality videos though

MrOrmanley : What is organic mercury even needed for that scientists have to handle it? She was an expert on toxic metal exposure and died to...toxic metal exposure. No ones safe :X

foxOmen : And this is why nitrile gloves are not good enough. Can we get multi-layer gloves that are still thin?

Free Spirit : Isn't mercury used in dental fillings?! 🤔🤔

Stelios Toulis : this should be at trending

ash mouth : lmao a scientist did this with lsd once.

The Brotha : Bet she'll wake up if they give her cannabis

Darth Bacon : if she had only stayed in the kitchen, cooking some salmon.