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To the Editor:—
As a result of recent correspondence with a number of workers engaged in experiments on animals, I have become aware that there is a strong and widespread desire for experience to be pooled so as to enable the maximum of consideration to be shown for the feelings of laboratory animals. With the view of helping to give effect to this desire we have supplied to 130 laboratories, on request, a copy of the recent book Veterinary Anaesthesia by Prof. J. G. Wright, F.R.C.V.S.At the suggestion of a number of research workers we are proposing further to compile information relating to (1) anesthesia of rats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals not covered by Professor Wright's book, (2) methods of killing laboratory animals, (3) living conditions, housing, diet and so on and to invite a small number of experienced men to act as a panel for approving
Vinter FJ. WELFARE OF LABORATORY ANIMALS. JAMA. 1943;122(13):891. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840300051021
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