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December 15, 1906

VIVISECTION.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(24):2017. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520240051011

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Abstract

The opponents of vivisection have usually ignored the benefits derived from the practice and have presented the absurd view that the vivisector is a heartless torturer of dumb animals. The prejudice against vivisection is strongest in Great Britain, and it is there that the antivivisectionists keep themselves most prominently in the public eye. In order to satisfy the clamorings of this body, the present British Government has appointed another Royal Commission on Vivisection. The commission has been selected with fairness; although, indeed, the antipathies of the antivivisectionists have been even unduly considered, for out of the ten commissioners four are on their side and two not in a position to criticise them. Two of the members are medical men of some note and at the same time antivivisectionists. The conclusions of this commission will be awaited with interest by the medical profession of Great Britain, the great majority of whom

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