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Vivisection: hearing before 56-1, February 21, 1900, on the bill (S. 34) for the further prevention of cruelty to animals in the District of Columbia Volume 83

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...of Columbia May 11, 1898, and we believe that if Dr. Sternberg's demonstration had been generally known and appreciated the treatment at the very outset of this case would have been directed to the destruction of the germs in the wound and this poor woman's eyesight and three weeks suffering with her eyes literally 'rotting out' might have been spared. Senate Report 1049, page 5, attaches considerable importance to the number of distinguished men and women who indorsed the bill. We do not deprecate the feelings of these well-meaning people which prompted their indorsement, and yet how many of the signers are unconsciously committing some act of cruelty: how many persons ride behind horses which have been clipped in winter: how many ladies wear furs and feathers obtained from animals especially killed for this purpose: how many use ostrich feathers and sleep under down quilts picked from live birds: how many eat spring lamb taken prematurely from their mothers: how many inflict pain upon animals solely for sport! When we realize all this, and the fact that have we as yet no law for the compulsory support of children by their parents in this city, we feel that even this distinguished class of advocates for the bill might profit by Mantegazza's demonstration of the physology of pain, and Goltz's 'experiments to test the strength of maternal solicitude and affection.' We may, moreover, well ask to what extent the signers of this petition were correctly informed as to the effects of this bill and had familarized themselves with the needs of biological and medical science and practice. The writer is not a vivisectionist, and the only experiments performed by him were made with a view of demonstrating the diseaseproducing properties...
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