Science: Refugee Rats

"Please keep the rats for us. Our laboratory is situated near the big railway termini which will be among the first targets for raiding airplanes and we would like to be sure that some of the most important of our scientific materials are out of harm's way. . . ."

So wrote a British zoologist during the recent European crisis to Dr. Leslie Clarence Dunn, professor of zoology at Columbia University. So across the Atlantic, to the enviable security of the U. S., voyaged eleven black, smooth-haired rats.

Their importance to science is...

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