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He may never see a live animal or plant. He has come a long way since the days
when he pulled off the ... The only necessary item remaining is an experimental
animal (or plant). There is much to be said for the fly. Like taxes, the fly is always
A few of the many advantages of employing blowflies as experimental animals
becomes readily apparent as soon as one begins to rear them. There is, first of all
, economy. A rat costs from $1.50 to $3.00, a cat from $6 to $10, a monkey from ...
... and the ultimate explanation shows how sympathetic one must be with his
experimental animal. The cricket was attached to a stationary holder. He stood on
a little cork ball. When he walked it was as though When he takes the bit in his ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
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