Research: Dogs, Death & Smoking

Medical researchers have tried for years to train laboratory animals to smoke. And as if in testament to the animals' innate wisdom, the training always failed. It did, that is, until Dr. Oscar Auerbach, a pathologist at the East Orange, N.J., Veterans Administration Hospital, finally found a way to force the habit. In relentless pursuit of a sure link between lung damage and smoking, Dr. Auerbach turned on man's best friend, specifically the trusting little beagle.

Willingly Hooked. For his experiments, he told the A.M.A., he opened the throats of nine males...