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September 30, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(14):1087-1088. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740390045019

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New Regulations Concerning Vivisection  In 1930, new regulations were established in Prussia, which permitted experiments on living animals only for purposes of important research, and then only under prescribed conditions, with avoidance of superfluous experiments for demonstration purposes, for which film presentations might be substituted. All serious-minded scientific investigators supported this ministerial order (The Journal, Aug. 13, 1932, p. 574).August 17, Göring, chairman of the Prussian ministerial cabinet, issued an order to go into effect immediately that "vivisection of animals of whatsoever species is prohibited in all parts of Prussian territory. The chairman of the cabinet has instructed the ministries to present to him without delay the text of a law incorporating this provision. Until the promulgation of this law, persons who engage in vivisection of animals of any kind will be removed to a concentration camp." The applications to serious scientific research will be defined and explained in

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