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The by-products of fundamental investigation can become the most valuable assets of modern medicine. They may extend far beyond the original protocol and findings and enter into the development of special disciplines. It is interesting that the results of some investigations are adoptable for animals as well as man. Similarly, beyond the city streets, in the valleys, along deserted plains and mountain tops where vectors and parasites prey upon animals of all species, the discoveries can lead to applications in preventive medicine, immunology, and specific therapy ever beneficial to man and the lower animal kingdom. As a result, human and veterinary medicine are being drawn closer and closer together in the basic sciences to gain maximum health for man, pets, and farm animals. There is a peculiar paradox in the fields of research and clinical medicine: the studies undertaken in a small group of animals may save the lives of
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