The Cayo Santiago Primate Colony

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Science  26 Sep 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4464, pp. 1486-1491
DOI: 10.1126/science.209.4464.1486


This is an account of the vicissitudes of the monkeys on Cayo Santiago. In it is described the relationship of the establishment of that primate colony to the development of the National Regional Primate Research Center Program in the United States and the Laboratory of Perinatal Physiology in Puerto Rico. The Cayo Santiago colony opened new aspects of biomedical research and stimulated the general use of nonhuman primates in behavioral as well as physiological investigations.