THE $100,000 RAT: And Other Animal Heroes for Human Health by Frank Stilley

THE $100,000 RAT: And Other Animal Heroes for Human Health

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Alternating between two equally inappropriate styles, this is a muddle-headed roundup of laboratory animals and their contributions to medical research. ""Hippity-Hop to the Health Maker's Shop"" is, for example, Stilley's lead in to experiments with rabbits and venereal disease--a topic further developed by long quotes from the experts on ""the observable manifestations of these treponemal diseases"" and an odd reluctance to say just what a venereal disease is, except that it falls ""into what might be called a social category."" Other chapters are every bit as fuzzy, since Stilley has merely tacked on a few paragraphs of coy gimmickry, without bothering to rephrase the scientists' explanations in words youngsters can understand.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1975
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Putnam