William Seabrook, born in 1884, was a journalist for the New York Times. Whilst in West Africa Seabrook stayed with the Guere tribe and inquired what human meat tasted like. The chief could not describe it well enough, so Seabrook decided he’d get some from the local hospital. He ate several different pieces, and his consensus was that it tastes strikingly like veal and is, “not too tough or stringy to be agreeably edible.” He later went insane, became an alcoholic, and was institutionalized by his own request in a mental institution in 1933. He died in 1945 of a drug overdose.