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With due emphasis on practical problems Dr. Main tells his experiences with a colony of 750 rats maintained on a restricted budget. He treats such questions as type of rat, equipment, care, and costs, with notes on the making of records and breeding routine. Considerable space is given to the mixing of feed, a necessary procedure when foods are to be tested and one that reduced the cost of dry food to 53 cents per adult rat per year.
As the apologia intimates, however, this book will not completely fill the needs of the average worker since it deals almost
The Care of a Small Rat Colony.. Ann Intern Med. 1940;13:1257. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-7-1257
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(7):1257.
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