Medicine: Tashkent Monkey

From the far depths of Central Asia, from Tashkent whence great Tamburlaine's hordes of horsemen pounded to conquer their known world, went news last week more significant in import than in fact.

The fact was that the blood had been drained from a monkey. Its heart and lungs ceased functioning. For 55 minutes it lay dead. Then the experimenter, Prof. Mikhaelovsky, pumped the blood back into the monkey. It revived and tried to bite the experimenter's hand. Inference: blood contains some element that stimulates the heart to beat; death is not always irreparable.

More significant to science was the news that such experiments...

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