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Baltimore, Md., March 7, 1898.
To the Editor:
—In your issue of March 5 (p. 565), you publish under the caption "The Humane Society Deal in Fiction," a letter addressed by Mr. A. S. Pratt, the president of the Washington Humane Society, to a well-known Senator, urging him to vote for the antivivisection bill now before Congress. A letter with the same contents was sent to each Senator. In compliance with the request of one of the Senators that a reply be made to the statements of Mr. Pratt, I have sent this Senator a letter from which I beg to send you the following extract. Most of the points were covered more fully in my paper "Objections to the Antivivisection Bill," published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Feb. 5, 1898, and published also as Senate Document 104, 55th Congress, second session. Mr. Pratt, I am
"The Humane Society Deal in Fiction.": REPLY TO THE STATEMENTS MADE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE WASHINGTON HUMANE SOCIETY IN A LETTER ADDRESSED BY HIM TO EACH SENATOR OF THE UNITED STATES. JAMA. 1898;XXX(12):677–679. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440640045011
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