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moreauNew York Times, December 9, 1890. One leg shorter than the other? Bitter failure indeed. Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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Interesting that it’s the dog’s plight rather than the kid’s that seems to have captured the public imagination. But that fits a pattern: the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1866, but the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children not till 1874.

moreau3 Yet another privacy-obsessed experimenter who won’t let anyone else see what lies behind the smokehouse door.

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