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June 22, 1907

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION AND THERAPEUTICS.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(25):2119. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520510037004
Abstract

There is excellent material for use in meeting antivivisection legislation in the report recently made to the Royal Commission on Vivisection by Prof. A. R. Cushny of University College, London, formerly of the University of Michigan.1 We have been too accustomed perhaps, to lay emphasis on the importance of animal experimentation for surgical progress and efficiency, and for serum therapy, as well as for research that is directed simply toward the end of widening our knowledge. The antivivisectionists and many laymen, however, are prone to look on surgery as a bloody business and not entitled to consideration; serum therapy is for them a myth, and research in pure science but idle curiosity. A large proportion of them, however, are ready recipients of internal medicine, particularly advertised forms, and it may be of interest to them to learn how dependent nearly all our therapeutic resources are on animal experiments, while

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