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Whereupon, the operation having been completed and the flea having recovered
, the command "Jump!" was given. The flea jumped. "Ah," said the gentleman
obviously pleased, "he does not hear with his antennae. I shall now amputate his
For an operating table we used a block of paraffin with two small shallow
depressions in it. One depression corresponded to all of the fly's body except the
head. There was a separate depression for the head, but it was purposely placed
too far ...
Sic transit gloria Muscae. The results of this operation on a hungry fly were
spectacular. Such a fly began to eat in the normal fashion, but did it stop? Never.
It ate and ate and ate. It grew larger and larger. Its abdomen became so stretched
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
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I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review