Additional Reading/Viewing

Links to articles & Books

  1.  Book by John B Calhoun  Environment and Population: Problems of Adaptation        Hardcover – July, 1983
  2. Obituary     September 29, 1995 NY Times
  3. NLM announcement  of the collection of Dad’s work posted in June 2012
  4. NLM announcement of   January 2008 paper by Edmund Ramsden & Jon Adams – see item #5 below
  5. Paper presented at NLM  Escaping the Laboratory: the rodent experiments of John B. Calhoun & their cultural influence – January 2008 by Edmund Ramsden & Jon Adams
  6.  Article/Cabinet Magazine  The Behavioral Sink by Will Wiles in 2011 issue
  7. Article/Victor Pest   What Humans Can Learn from Calhoun’s Rodent Utopia – January 11, 2017 article on a pest control website
  8. Article/Atlas Obscura   The Doomed Mouse Utopia That Inspired the ‘Rats of NIMH’ – September 14, 2016 internet article by Cara Giaimo

Links to Videos of Calhoun’s Work

  1. Film/Calhoun’s work  1983 – Film of Calhoun’s work and follow-up work done by Dr. James Hill.      Running time: 8:23 min
  2. Film/Norway Rat Experiment   Published by NLM February 9, 2018 (US Army and John B. Calhoun, 1957) – Film of Calhoun’s experiment with Norway Rats in Towson, Maryland.        Running time: 27:09 min
  3.  Film/Mouse City   Published by NLM November 9, 2017 – NIMH 1970-1972 edited version – This film is a trimmed version of a longer set of stitched-together reels that contain remarks by and interviews with National Institute of Mental Health scientist John B. Calhoun, as well as extensive footage of the thousands of mice Calhoun studied over many years. In Mouse City, Calhoun provided his research subjects food, water, bedding, protection from predators–all that they needed except adequate space. The results were destructive and dramatic. Based on these experiments, Calhoun drew conclusions about human behavior in overcrowded conditions, such as high-density public housing.                                                                   Running time: 38.32 min

Links to Videos about Calhoun’s Work

  1.  Video/reading  Published on Mar 7, 2016 – This video is a reading of an essay written by Edmund Ramsden and Jon Adams.  It includs images and video clips, some of which do not match what is being read.                     Running time: 15:58 min
  2.  Film/Critical Mass website  Film on the state of the world using Calhoun’s work to tie it together.  Available on Amazon: Critical Mass

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