Control vs Experimental Animals

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Tue Apr 18 07:33:47 CDT 2000

At 09:48 PM 4/17/00 -0600, you wrote:
>"Control" animals are alive and being worked on, while "experimental"
>animals are dead before the experiment.

Now, if they'd *reversed* the two ...
After all, being dead would control for an awful lot of variables!

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

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