Book Reviews
August 1941

Biology of the Laboratory Mouse.

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Edited by G. D. Snell. Price, $7.00. Pp. 497, with 170 illustrations. Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(2):471-472. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000140242020

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The articles in this book have been contributed by the staff of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, with the collaboration of Dr. J. H. Dingle, of the Harvard Medical School. Each chapter has been written by an authority, who has gathered from a rather diffuse literature the established facts regarding his subject and has presented them in a concise, clear form. The book has been written principally for the busy research worker who uses or desires to use mice as experimental material. Since the mouse is more widely used than any other animal in research on cancer and in the investigation of genetic and bacteriologic problems, this well conceived and written book with its valuable reference lists is a signal contribution to biologic and medical research.

To the physician the chapters entitled "Gene and Chromosome Mutations," "The Genetics of Spontaneous Tumor Formation," "Endocrine Secretion and Tumor Formation" and "The

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