Medicine: The Ape Trade

Dr. Russell L. Holman and a visitor were putting their heads together at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, pondering problems of heart-and-artery disease, when an assistant offered Holman a gory gift—an aorta, nearly 2 ft. long, full of diseased areas. It had been sent to Holman in a fine Macy's-tells-Gimbels gesture by his opposite number down the street, Dr. Charles E. Dunlap Jr. of Tulane University.

The aorta looked almost human. But Pathologist Holman knew that Pathologist Dunlap had been getting specimens from New Orleans' Audubon Park Zoo. Was it possible that here...

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