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March 12, 1910

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATIONTHE PROTECTION IT AFFORDS TO ANIMALS THEMSELVES AND ITS VALUE TO THE LIVE-STOCK INDUSTRY OF THE COUNTRY

JAMA. 1910;LIV(11):854-859. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550370001001e
Abstract

In subjecting to a careful analysis the results that have accrued from animal experimentation it is not easy to separate many of those which have benefited brute creation from those which have tended more or less directly to alleviate some form of human suffering. The animal experiments which led to the discovery of the facts that form the basis of our present knowledge of the action of the heart, the circulation of the blood, the mechanism of respiration, the functions of the various organs, the action of drugs, the causes of epizootics and the effects of different foods, are generally omitted in pointing out the extent and value of our knowledge of these vital subjects. As the life conditions of lower animals have been greatly benefited by the acquisition of knowledge derived from such experiments, it is not unnatural that those interested in the well-being of domesticated animals should

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