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June 19, 1909

Sir Frederick Treves An Ardent Supporter of Animal Experimentation

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JAMA. 1909;LII(25):2009. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540510043010

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To the Editor:  —In the Journal of Zoöphily for May, 1909, p. 45, is a quotation from an address of Sir Frederick Treves, from which any unsuspecting reader would infer that Sir Frederick is utterly opposed to vivisection. I sent him a copy of that journal and have received in reply the letter which follows this. You observe that he refers to a letter published in the London Times on April 18, 1902 [which has appeared in The Journal and in other medical periodicals]. This was noticed editorially in the British Medical Journal on April 26, 1902, p. 1042. Inasmuch as the British Medical Journal is gone over with a microscope by the antivivisectionists every week, it is impossible that this should have escaped their attention, even if they did not see the original in the London Times.In spite of these facts, this misquotation from Sir Frederick Treves is

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