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Chicago, Jan. 29, 1894.
To the Editor:
—I am glad to see (from your article of 23d ultimo) that you agree with me in the main part of my contention, viz.: That there should be no vivisection (as the word is commonly understood) without anesthesia. The leading words in my article (which you speak of but do not quote) are: "No one objects to vivisection with anesthesia." I am also glad to join you in your pride in the results of surgical researches, assisted by anesthesia. There you know vastly more than can be known to a layman. But when you say: "Under all circumstances, when mutilation and cutting is resorted to, anesthetics are used," I think you make an assertion which thousands of men know to be untrue.Not to take up your valuable space by multiplying examples, I merely cite the following account extracted from the article by
Kirkland. J. No Vivisection Without Anesthesia.. JAMA. 1894;XXII(6):198-199. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420850026014