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January 23, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(4):177-178. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440040033005

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So many resolutions have been formulated and adopted by medical men as members of local, State and National associations, and so much has been printed in the lay as well as in the medical press, concerning the " Antivivisection Bill," now before the United States Senate, that it seems almost needless to refer in these columns to the arguments against it.

The bill, S. 1552, entitled " A bill for the further prevention of cruelty to animals in the District of Columbia," was favorably reported to the Senate by Mr. Gallinger, May 26, 1896, from the Committee on the District, although the American Medical Association had entered an earnest protest against its passage " unless it shall first be shown by an impartial investigation that cruel and unnecessary experiments are being performed in the District of Columbia and that existing laws do not provide suitable punishment for cruelty to the domestic animals." From

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