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February 29, 1908

An Antivivisection Play, in Three Acts.

JAMA. 1908;L(9):706-707. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530350052014

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New York, Feb. 20, 1908.

To the Editor:  —The scene of the first act is laid in Carnegie Lyceum, in New York City, where there was recently an enthusiastic gathering. Dinners, of which roasted or broiled meats (animals, by the way, almost invariably meet tragic deaths) were a part, were being comfortably digested; so that everybody was in a position to take an amiable interest in the proceedings. The great majority in this audience were women, who wore the plumes of slaughtered birds in their hats; and (it being evening) pet dogs, whose tails had been docked, and whose ears had been clipped, were reposing undisturbed at home. The lady president of the Antivivisection Society (in alliance with the International Antivaccination Union) spoke with the precision of statement so characteristic of the feminine mind. The great difficulty in getting started in this country, she declared, is because, "while no doubt

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