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January 6, 1917

Lister on the Use of Animals in Research

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Philadelphia.; 12 Park Crescent, Portland Place, London, W.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(1):53. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270010053018

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To the Editor:  —The following letter was found among Lord Listr's papers by his nephew, Sir Rickman J. Godlee (ex-persident of the Royal College of Surgeons, England), who is about to publish the authorized Life of Lord Lister. I have his kind permission to publish the letter. It is a signed holograph letter evidently written and revised with unusual care, for there are many changes and corrections in it. it was also evidently copied, for "a line is drawn over it as it was copied," as Sir Rickman informs me. The envelope is endorsed "Rough draft of a letter to Dr. Keen." No copy of the letter ever reached me. Presumably it went astray in the mail. It is of especial interest as showing Lister's deep convictions and personal experience.

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