[Skip to Navigation]
[Skip to Navigation Landing]
April 2, 1898


Author Affiliations

Member American Medical Association; Colorado State Medical Society; International Medical Congress Berlin, etc. RAWLINS, WYOMING.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(14):789-791. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440660037001j

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


About July 18, 1897, there was published in the Rocky Mountain News, an article by E. K. Whitehead, secretary of the Colorado Humane Society, followed on August 30 by another. In these articles the scientific experimenters of the world are directly charged with brutal, inhuman, wanton and cruel conduct toward animals, in carring out their experiments and investigations. Physicians are charged with being participators or accomplices in these so-called atrocities, and it is claimed that no real advance in medical knowledge, which could not have been made without it, has followed as a result of vivisection.

The charge that physicians, without sufficient cause, sanction wanton or cruel treatment, or animal mutilations and sufferings which are unnecessary, is a gratuitous insult to a profession animated by the most self-sacrificing and humane instincts of any class of people in the world, a profession which has done more to alleviate human suffering, stay

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview