Head Doctor at the Tropical Diseases Laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Richard Stone inspected the material from Dr. Edward H. Simpson’s lab. At the time, the first impression was the material belonged to a lizard. At the beginning of the inspection of the material within the International Biological Specimen Container, Dr. Stone turned on the air handlers, slipped on gloves, and put on a mask, the lab had just identified specimens withVenezuelan Equine Fever, Japanese B Encephalitis, Kyasanur Forest Disease, Langat Virus, and Mayaro Virus so he did not want to take chances. After he asked his technician what the specimen was named, “Bassiliscus amoratus with three toed genetic anomaly” (Quote found in the Jurassic Park Novel: First Iteration – New York (page 24 for paperback edition) he had her take Polaroid and X-ray images for documentation. After the lab had test results back, they had the answer:
“Lizard blood showed no significant reactivity to any viral or bacterial antigen. They had run toxicity profiles as well, and they had found only one positive match: the blood was mildly reactive to the venom of the Indian king cobra. But such cross-reactivity was common among reptile species, and Dr. Stone did not think it noteworthy to include in the fax his technician sent to Dr. Martin Guitierrez that same evening.” Quote found in the Jurassic Park Novel: First Iteration – New York (page 24 for paperback edition)
Dr. Stone put the specimen in a freezer to await the return of Dr. Simpson, who was not due back for several weeks, so that he may identify it.
The fax that was sent from Dr. Stone to Dr. Guitierrez:
Subject: Bassiliscus amoratus with genetic anomoly
(Forwarded from Dr. Simpson’s office)
Materials: posterior segment, ? partially eaten animal
Procedures Performed: X ray, microscopic, immunological RTX for
viral, parasitic, and bacterial disease.
Findings: No histologic or immunologic evidence for any
communicable disease in man in this Bassiliscus amoratus sample.
Fax Quote found in the Jurassic Park Novel: First Iteration – New York (page 25 for paperback edition)