September 26, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(13):791. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490320031009

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While a few clergymen have committed themselves to the side of antivivisection, especially in Great Britain, there are many others of all churches who take the rational, and not the sentimental and pseudo-humane, view of the subject. Among the latter may be mentioned the Right Rev. Mgr. J. S. Vaughan, one of the most prominent prelates of the Roman Catholic Church in Great Britain. It is unnecessary for any one to bring out new arguments in favor of vivisection, but Monseigneur Vaughan puts the case, in a recent communication to an English periodical, the Humane Review, in a way that ought to be convincing. He says:

Here is, let us say, an ordinary good-natured and able physician whom we will call Dr. X. His whole aim and object is to diminish pain and to allay suffering. It is not in his power to destroy it, therefore he directs his efforts

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