[Skip to Navigation]
November 9, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(19):1254. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470450034008

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


There is a little paper called the Animal Defender devoted to general misrepresentation, in behalf of the causes of anti-vivisection, anti-vaccination, etc. In its latest issue it reproduces the letter of President Brown of the American Humane Association, published in The Journal October 19, and says in comment thereupon: "Some of the worst instances of human vivisection have been openly confessed by their perpetrators in The Journal's columns within the last two years; and no word of criticism or reproof has ever accompanied them." Our readers can appreciate this misrepresentation—we might use a stronger and more emphatic term —without our dilating upon it; it is mentioned to show what sort of reckless statements are emitted by these zoöphile fanatics. We call them fanatics in charity, though a much worse designation might better fit. Their literature is circulated among the people and undoubtedly creates a certain amount of public sentiment, and

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