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December 26, 1908

Legislation on Animal Experimentation in New York.

Author Affiliations

Chairman, Committee on Legislation, Medical Society of the State of New York.

JAMA. 1908;LI(26):2228-2229. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540260030010

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New York, December, 1908.

To the Editor:  —Last winter two decided efforts were made before the legislature of this state by two separate organizations to secure the enactment of laws seriously restricting animal experimentation as a means of established scientific medical progress. These efforts will be repeated during the coming session of the legislature. On Nov. 11, 1908, a concert was given in this city by the New York Antivivisection Society for the purpose of advancing their aims in this respect. A pamphlet is now being circulated among physicians and others in various parts of the state by the Society for the Prevention of Abuse in Animal Experimentation, calling attention to the assumed horrors of vivisection and urging support in the effort which the society will make at the coming session of the legislature to secure restrictive legislation. This pamphlet, a typical piece of antivivisection literature, is evidently the work

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