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May 4, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(18):1257. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470180039008

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The antivivisectionists have at last been heard from in reply to Dr. Keen's cutting exposé of their unfair methods. The corresponding secretary of their Society, Mrs. Caroline Earle White, attempts a countercharge of misquotation. She says Dr. Keen misrepresents when he says that there were only two alleged instances of experimentation on the human subject mentioned in the humane society's pamphlet, whereas Dr. Wentworth admits performing forty-five experiments and Dr. Berkley admits experimenting on eight patients. What Dr. Keen referred to was charges of making such experiments, not the number of subjects employed; it made no difference whether the cases were one or five hundred so far as the point made by him was concerned. The other charge made against him is that he took advantage of a typographical error to make his case. He stated that a quotation from Tertullian was not to be found on pp. 430, 433,

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