Bismuth Thioglycollate Sodium



Griffith, J. Q., Jr., & Farris, E. J. (Eds.). (1942). The rat in laboratory investigation. Lippincott.


The present volume, to which 30 individuals have contributed, covers a wide range of biological topics with particular emphasis upon technics and procedures. There is a chapter on breeding by E. J. Farris, on diet by R. H. McCoy, on the central nervous system by W. A. Jeffers and J. Q. Griffith, Jr., on drug dosage by H. G. O. Holck, on the eye by W. E. Fry, and on the technics for the investigation of psychological phenomena by G. L. Kreezer. This last mentioned chapter is based on 678 references chiefly published from 1932-1939. The topics covered are: activity, discrimination, emotion, learning, motivation, motor phenomena, problem solving, psychopathic behavior, social behavior, tropisms, and general technics.


  1. I’ll make sure to check food labels next time I go shopping. I like the colour treatment you gave to it. These would look great as a series.

    1. Notice how this page just treats a part of the B’s; there is 75 pages of alphabetical chemical concoctions on various ways to play God with rats. In a grotesque sense it is very cool and it would, no it will make an engaging series. It comes from a 1942 college text book of my Mother’s; for some reason it was the only one she hung on to; she must of saw the strange beauty in it like I do. So, I come at it in a way, as a son’s love for his mother.

      1. It is a confronting truth about scientific studies. I think that it is a warning about how many hidden dangers exist in the things we take for granted. The emotional connection to the textbook would make a fantastic photo essay in which you contrast those two themes. It is worthy of reflection.

  2. Photos of my Mother (as in a gallery wall or a book or a digital pictorial essay puzzled against the study of rats) a strange tribute indeed; but that is right in my wheelhouse- the DADA in me.

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