National Affairs: Simians

It was not a laughing matter. It called a legislator away from a session in Congress and sent him post-haste to Cocoa, Fla. And yet his colleagues took the incident lightly.

Representative John Joseph Kindred of New York was summoned South. Eight monkeys had escaped from his monkey farm. He is a doctor, is raising monkeys purely for experimental purposes in gland transplanting. Congressmen laughed, but Dr. Kindred, like Ponce de Léon set out for Florida.


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