Dr. John Douglass, a scientist in San Diego, california, is a mouse exerciser. Yes, a?
AFTER THE SWIM, COMES SUN-BATHING, RELAXATION, AND A FOOD BREAK. DOUGLASS HAS FOUND HIS SUBJECTS BECOME GOOD BATERS, AFTER A FEW DAYS OF EXERCISING. I'M GREG DUMAS, REPORTING FROM SAN DIEGO.
REPORTER: Greg Dumas
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Background: Dr. John Douglass, a scientist in San Diego, california, is a mouse exerciser. Yes, a mouse exerciser. He's doing research on the benefits, or non benefits, or extensive exercise by human beings. His subjects are white mice. He swims them energetically in an aquarium until they show signs of slowing up or floating in their swimming. He prods them to continue, to the exhaustion point. The they are removed, given a sub-bath under a radiant lamp, and some food. The study is expected to give clues to the effects of steady-exercise in humans as a means of warding off disease.
SYNOPSIS: IT TOOK JOHN DOUGLASS MONTHS TO FIND PEOPLE, WILLING TO BECOME MOUSE EXERCISES. DR. DOUGLASS IS CONDUCTING AN EXPERIMENT THAT REQUIRES MICE TO BE EXERCISED SEVERAL HOURS EVERY DAY. IT IS THE DUTY OF THE MOUSE EXERCISER TO KEEP THE LITTLE GUYS SWIMMING. NO FLOATING ALLOWED HERE. ALSO, TO PROTECT THEM FROM OVER-EXHAUSTION AND DROWNING. IT'S NOT THE MOST DYNAMIC JOB, BUT IT DOES REQUIRE CONCENTRATION.
IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH THE EFFECTS EXERCISE HAVE ON THE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE HUMAN BEING.