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March 16, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(11):744. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470110046013

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The Prussian cultus minister, it is said, has established a detective bureau to watch all medical literature for cases of questionable operations and experiments. It is evident that the antivivisection bigotry and outcry against fictitious cruelties is not entirely confined to America, and there is some comfort in the recognition of this fact, though it does not cause any serious discomfort here so long as the antivivisectionists are unable to interfere with perfectly legitimate work, as in their ignorance they are inclined to do. The Germans have one advantage over us, however, in that these misguided enthusiasts have not been able there to interfere with necessary sanitary measures, such as vaccination, as they have to some extent in this country and in Great Britain.

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