Who are to be subjected to the visits and inspection of these officials? It can be confidently asserted that the inspection will be practically limited to laboratories under the supervision of scientific men of established reputation, who have been selected by universities, medical colleges and heads of government departments for their recognized skill and knowledge. Dr. Bowditch has told you that he knows of no private vivisections by students, and I can say the same. Vivisection by physicians in their homes is very uncommon. The men who, as your chairman said on a previous occasion, do not need legal enactments are precisely the ones who are to be subjected to the annoyances of this system of inspection and in general to the vexatious restrictions of this bill, while, if the class of persons for whom this bill is said to have been framed really exist and now keep effectually concealed
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