Medicine: Baboon Boom

Farmer François Theron hates baboons. Some 1 ,000 of the big monkeys live on his sheep farm in South Africa's Cape province. Says he: "They'll rip off a sheep's leg for breakfast and leave the animal to die."

But medical service has come to the aid of Farmer Theron. The faculty at the University of the Witwatersrand has agreed to pay a pound apiece for all live baboons.

Says Professor C. J. Van der Horst: "The baboon is functionally so closely related to man that scientists in other parts of the world would regard it as a great forward step . . ....

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