July 26, 1941


JAMA. 1941;117(4):314. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820300078023

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A DEFENSE OF ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION  Recent agitation regarding animal experimentation in the Hearst newspapers apparently stimulated the following editorial in the Chicago Tribune, July 15:

SPEAKING OF HORRORS  The most astonishing thing about the self-styled antivivisectionists is their pertinacity in a cause that is as thoroughly discredited as it is bad. They have not imposed their particular brand of insanity on a civilized community in years, yet they keep coming up for more.Their most recent incursion has been at Peoria. The members of the city council, most of whom, by the law of averages, must have some member of their families who is alive today only because of medical progress through animal experimentation, have been subjected to the usual fictions regarding the horrors to be found in medical laboratories.A recent dispatch noted that Dr. Anton J. Carlson had landed, and no doubt he has the situation in hand

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