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The next day he removed the flies, carefully took each tube, inserted a
hypodermic syringe into the small opening on the turned-up end, and pumped in
water until the fluid level climbed to the mark he had made the previous day.
Then he ...
fluid eventually kills him, but at least he does not die thirsty. The difference
between the fly and ourselves is one of osmotic pressure. Osmotic pressure is a
term that a majority of college students find beyond their comprehension. For that
This is one reason why fluids injected into the blood of a human being must have
precisely the correct concentration of salt or sugar. For some reason not yet
clearly understood, the fly is not bothered by these problems. I hasten to add, ...
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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