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AIBU to wonder how anybody figures out strange medical solutions?

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MRex Sun 07-Apr-19 13:21:15

"Until the mid-1960s in Britain, pregnancy tests were done by sending a woman's urine to a lab, where it would be injected into a toad. The toad was checked two hours later and if it had laid eggs, the woman was pregnant."
[https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47815960]

Seriously, how did someone think of injecting all manner of urine into toads to see what happened?

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