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IN a further tribute to Hubert Henry Skinner (VR, April 23, 2011, vol 168, pp 435–436), John E. Cooper and Margaret E. Cooper write: The previous obituary to Hubert Skinner drew attention not only to his long active life and his contributions to studies on foot-and-mouth disease, but also pointed out that he was a pioneer of what later became known as ‘laboratory animal science’. It was particularly poignant for us to read about Hubert Skinner's life and work here in East Africa. His seminal research, with E. H. Knight, 40 years ago, on lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus in mouse colonies and the adverse effects that this could have on …

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