Life Without Germs In a Laboratory (Nov, 1950)
Life Without Germs In a Laboratory
At the University of Notre Dame there are some laboratory animals living in a world apartâ€”a world without germs. Their world consists of a giant tank, large enough to hold 1000 animals, which has been made completely germfree. Attendants and scientists who must enter the tank to feed and examine the animals do so by diving through a germicidal solution. They also wear plastic suits and masks which completely enclose their bodies. The scientists hope to discover how much longer the animals will live if they are kept in a germfree atmosphere.