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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
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
The first step toward testing this guess is to remove the ovaries. The surgical
techniques developed earlier make this absurdly simple (with a little practice).
Ovaries can be removed by an operation superficially resembling an
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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