By Walter R. Hadwen, M.D., President of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. With an Introduction by George F. C. Searle, D.Sc., F.R.S., University Lecturer in Experimental Physics, Cambridge. Cloth. Price, 22/6 net. Pp. 596, with 584 illustrations. London: C. W. Daniel Company, 1926.
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The name of Hadwen is already, or should be, familiar to most of our readers because of the tour made of the United States some years ago in which this fanatical opponent of experimentation on animals presented his views to handpicked audiences of his followers. He now offers through a British publisher what is alleged to be a novel dealing largely with the subject of animal experimentation and composed of chapters which appeared in a British antivivisection magazine called the Abolitionist. The volume is astounding in more senses than one. It is remarkable because it is inconceivable that any one could ever wade through its 600 pages of mediocrity. It is apparently an attempt to place the entire case of the antivivisectionist before the general reader in story form. However, the story is conspicuous most of the time by its absence. The characters are named in the style popular among
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