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December 21, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;105(25):2082-2088. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760510054020

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Nov. 23, 1935.

Antivivisection Hospital Abandons Its Program  For many years there has been an active antivivisection party in this country, which carries on propaganda by means of a journal, public meetings and in other ways. One is the maintenance of the National Antivivisection Hospital at Battersea (in Southwest London). This is a general hospital with a proper staff of physicians, surgeons and specialists. According to its constitution no vivisectionist was permitted to be a member of the board of the hospital or of its medical, surgical, nursing or administrative staff. No remedies that were the result of any vivisection or experiments on animals might be used there. Every person on the staff was required before joining to give a pledge against vivisection. It has now proved impossible to carry on the hospital under these conditions. In 1929 there was a large surplus of income

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