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December 13, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(24):1530. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480500036009

Dr. Keen sets a commendable example by publishing direct and striking evidence of the value to man of animal experimentation. Senator Gallinger holds a medical degree (Homeopathic), and probably this is why he has been selected to represent the antivivisection cult in the Senate. To him Dr. Keen addressed the letter which is published elsewhere,1 describing a case cured by an operation, the success of which was made possible through knowledge obtained from experimentation on animals. It is only one concrete example of what is occurring constantly wherever medicine is practiced. Midshipman Aikin recently sustained at Annapolis an injury to the head while playing football. No fracture of the skull could be found, butthere was visible a slight bruise at the outer end of the left eyebrow. Soon after the accident he became unconscious, but later slightly rallied and complained of bad frontal headache. Soon after this he began