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December 7, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(23):1539. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470490037008

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We are still receiving communications from the antivivisectionists who, having failed in refuting Dr. Keen's charges of garbling and misrepresentation, are endeavoring to raise new issues in their attacks on the medical profession. The latest received is not signed by any individual, but instead, in typewriting, "Editor, The Animals' Defender." It is strange how these people hesitate to come out openly under, or over, their own signature. In this case the animals' defender wants us to give him, or her, some notoriety by entering into a controversy about experimentation on human beings. Just what this defender of animals has to do with the defense of human beings against savages known as physicians we do not know. The Journal has treated these antivivisectionists with all due courtesy in the past, but declines to open new subjects till their controversial morals have improved and they acknowledge what all the world can see,

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