A man survived 172 snakebites and live to be 100

A man survived 172 snakebites and live to be 100

A man who would inject himself with snake venom in an effort to build up an immunity. He lived to be 100, survived 172 snakebites, and donated his blood to snakebite victims

The acquisition of human immunity against snake venom is one of the oldest forms of vaccinology known to date (about AD 60, Psylli Tribe). Research into development of

A man survived 172 snakebites and live to be 100vaccines that will lead to immunity is ongoing. Bill Haast, owner and director of the Miami Serpentarium injected himself with snake venom during most of his adult life, in an effort to build up an immunity to a broad array

A man survived 172 snakebites and live to be 100of venomous snakes. It is a practice known as mithridatism. Haast lived to age 100, and survived a reported 172 snake bites. He donated his blood to be used in treating snake-bite victims when a suitable anti-venom was not available. More than twenty of those individuals recovered