Science: Smoking Rats

Rats smoked in California. They were experimental subjects of Physiologist Hazel Field at the state university, who studied their antics before and after blowing through their cages, from clay pipes, puffs of smoke of Pennsylvania leaf tobacco. None of the rodents exhibited symptoms similar to those of small boys behind barns. On the contrary, the rats ran, jumped, squeaked more actively. Physiologist Field's object: to ascertain the probable effect of smoking on humans. After establishing that tobacco stimulates and produces increased activity, she proposed to investigate the popular notion that the after...

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