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September 12, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(11):662-663. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490300018007

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Under the above heading, the British Medical Journal comments, July 25, on an appeal made the week previous by a deputation from the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection before the Home Secretary of Great Britain. The deputation not only asked for a more rigid enforcement of the laws regulating vivisection, but for the enactment of more stringent ones. The deputation made use of the old arguments, and, of course, brought in the threadbare one to the effect that Sir Frederick Treves had stated that his experiments on animals had not been of service, for when he went to South Africa and operated on the soldiers the results obtained were quite different. As it happened, the Home Secretary knew something about the matter, for he stated that Sir Frederick Treves had repudiated the statement. He also informed them that the laws were being enforced and that he, for one,

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