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April 2, 1898

Why Not the House Cat?

JAMA. 1898;XXX(14):804. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440660052013

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Lansdowne, Pa., March 2, 1898.

To the Editor:  —I have been interested in the letters regarding the castration of squirrels, in the March 5 issue of your excellent Journal, and it occurs to me to suggest that some learned member of the profession set himself to the bringing out of some scheme whereby the squirrels might be led to teach their progeny-limiting process to the common house cat! In the interest of peace and quietness and sweet refreshing sleep, such an happy "artificial cut-off" as Saxe says, is needed. Fame and fortune await him who will bring to pass this step toward Heaven. Sincerely,

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