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January 20, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(3):180. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460030054023

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The Senate Committee on the District of Columbia will hear arguments for and against the Gallinger antivivisection bill on some day in February, the exact date not given. We may assume it as certain that the zoöphiles will be there in force, with all the documentary support they can command, to reinforce their personal efforts. It is not too late to ask all physicians, medical societies and organizations that have not yet spoken to exert their influence by resolutions, memorials and direct individual work against the bill. Its possibilities for evil have been well pointed out in the medical press, but it is essential that the committee be collectively and individually enlightened. Whoever, therefore, like Dr. R. T. Morris, whose communication has already been noticed in The Journal, can give his personal testimony as to the value of animal experiments should do so at once. Society resolutions and memorials are

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