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Temporary Regulations for Animal Experimentation
A recent letter (The Journal, September 30, p. 1087) announced the new strict regulations pertaining to vivisection. The possibilities of scientific animal experimentation were left for future elucidation. Göring, chairman of the Prussian cabinet, on the basis of the conferences between representatives of science and those of the societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, has now issued interpretations that will remain in effect until a federal law for the protection of animals is promulgated."Vivisection" is defined as dissection of an unanesthetized living animal or an operation in which, in the same interventions on man, anesthesia is usually employed. Bloodless animal experiments on unanesthetized animals, which constitute maltreatment, are to be considered as identical with vivisection.Since serious scientific research, in the interest of the health and life of men and animals, cannot dispense with animal experimentation, it will not be regarded as
BERLIN. JAMA. 1933;101(18):1404–1405. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740430050024