Science: Off-Beat Professor

Dr. Gustav Eckstein wears his science with a difference. Associate professor of physiology at the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati, he specializes on the nervous system and, presumably, teaches his students what they ought to know about neurons and ganglia.

In his leisure he studies animals, and with a loving eye: not the large zoo animals or the poor, doomed "experimental" animals of laboratories, but mostly small casual creatures (mice, canaries, cockroaches) who lead their skittery lives around his desk. He clocks their habits, weighs their motives, charts their systems of...

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