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Vivisection is it necessary or justifiable? : being two prize essays published by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals by Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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Published by Robert Hardwicke in London .
Written in English


  • Vivisection, ethics

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Edition Notes

ContributionsFleming, George, 1833-1901, Markham, William Orlando, (1818-1891), Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 112 p. ;
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26264048M

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If vivisection be indeed the true method of studying physiology, if physiology cannot be advanced except by vivisection, if chemical observation and microscopic research be useless for the purpose, and nothing but the torture of animals and the demoralization of men will suffice for its progress—then, in God's name, I say, let physiology stop. Vivisection, operation on a living animal for experimental rather than healing purposes; more broadly, all experimentation on live is opposed by many as cruelty and supported by others on the ground that it advances medicine; a middle position is to oppose unnecessarily cruel practices, use alternatives when possible, and restrict experiments to necessary medical .   For Eric Weinstein, poetry may be vivisection, but vivisection is, for him, metaphysical, an art of awe and understanding, where it is not so much poetry as our own contradictions that rend us, that appear to us, in these pages, with such an arresting tension, between galaxy and microbe, flesh and metal, living and : Eric Weinstein.   However, with the publication of Bernard’s book () and John Burdon-Sanderson’s Handbook for the Physiological Laboratory (), the scientific relevance of animal experiments became increasingly acknowledged, providing a utilitarian justification for vivisection, despite the harm endured by animals, eventually resulting in the rise in Cited by:

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