In keeping with the theme of the previous blog postings for the week, I wanted to post a video of animal-assisted therapy that utilizes animals other than dogs. The quality is not the greatest.
Here is one of a therapy duck:
Also, I was curious about the historical uses of animals within different medical facilities and stumbled upon these pictures taken by Francis Miller for Life Magazine in the 1950's. I was unable to find any other information about the use of animals within this hospital, but I thought the pictures were great! More images from this facility can be found Life photo archive hosted by Google.com.
Miller, F. "Animal therapy Michigan Hospital". Photo. Life.Time.com Sept. 1956. Retrieved 31 March 2013. http://images.google.com/hosted/life/ec500e797b3b9501.html