Like his colleagues, he wears a name badge and even has an email address (1).
But instead of a blouse, he wears a harness, which says:
Do not touch without authorization
Not that the Institut Curie fears that its new collaborator will bite.
It's a question of hygiene, so that we can warn patients to wash their hands before and after caressing it
, explains Isabelle Fromantin, nurse and head of the wound and healing research unit at the Institut Curie (Paris), originally hosting Snoopy.
Isabelle Fromantin had already piloted the KDog study, which showed that dogs were able to detect breast cancer.
Arriving in mid-December, Snoopy is a young English setter.
His career plan: to become a mediation dog, to meet patients treated in the Parisian hospital dedicated to cancer.
It's about bringing a little lightness and happiness to an anxiety-provoking place
", explains Isabelle Fromantin...
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