The National Institutes of Health
have announced that they will no longer be using rats
for medical experimentation. In their place, they will use attorneys
. They have given three reasons for this decision:
1. There are now more attorneys than there are rats.
2. The medical researchers
don't become as emotionally attached to the attorneys as they did to the rats.
3. No matter how hard you try, there are some things that even rats won't do.
teaching medicine was giving a classoom observation. He took out a jar of yellow liquid. "This," he explained, "is urine
. To be a doctor
, you have to be observant
of color, smell, sight, and taste."
After saying so, he dipped his finger
into the jar and put it into his mouth. His class watched in amazement, most in disgust. But being the good students
that they were, the jar was passed, and one by one, they dipped their finger into the jar and put it into their mouths.
After the last student was done, the lecturer shook his head. "If any of you had been observant, you would have noticed that I put my second finger into the jar and my third finger into my mouth."