Black People : Medical Historian Examines NIMH Experiments in Crowding

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    What happens to people who have to live in cramped quarters? From the mid-1950s to the late 1980s, a noted NIH ecologist and experimental psychologist developed a theory on crowding. To prove it, he built a community of rodents. But could his animal studies tell us anything about human populations? A recent NLM History of Medicine lecture, “Finding Humanity in Rat City: John B. Calhoun’s Experiments at NIMH,” explored concepts—and controversies—raised by his research.

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