Science: After the Rays

An unpleasant modern problem is what to do (or not to do) for a dangerous dose of radiation. Last week a Boston meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association heard a report on the reaction of irradiated dogs to strenuous exercise and psychological problems.

A group of researchers under Dr. Walter W. Jetter of Boston University used beagles in their experiments. Some were trained to do strenuous tasks, such as running for hours on treadmills. Others were taught to get food by pawing triggered boxes in response to signals and in spite of frightening noises.

The dogs were taken to Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

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