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September 14, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(11):702-703. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470370032004

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There has just come into our hands a pamphlet entitled "Concerning Human Vivisection, a Controversy," which calls for some notice. It contains the original letter of Mr. James M. Brown, the president of the American Humane Association, to Dr. W. W. Keen and the latter's reply published in The Journal, together with a counter reply or "Review" of the same by an anonymous writer.

It is unfortunate that the American Humane Association can not in its publications give evidence of the truth of the assertion of its president in a recent communication to The Journal that it "can have no quarrel with the medical profession." Its first pamphlet on "Human Vivisection" showed an animus to make the greatest use and widest application of certain alleged facts against the profession generally, not so much by specific statement as by the utmost utilization of illegitimate inference. In the pamphlet just received, the

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