Vivisection

Paperback | April 21, 2013

byAnnie Wood Besant

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...vivisection will not bear the test of historical criticism. Now I know of no more necessary qualification for one who engages in historical research than accuracy, and I think we may take this as a fair test of the value of Mr. Tait's historical criticism on this question. Surely no one can complain that it is too severe a test. It is not a matter of very remote date--the Eeport was only published in 1876--and it is not a matter, respecting which there are many conflicting statements, from which the truth has to be sifted. It is simply a question of whether Drs. Acland and Lauder-Brunton made a certain statement before the Royal The great foreign physiologists are equally decided in their opinion. Milne-Edwards says: "La decouverte de la circulation du sang date du xviie siecle, et la gloire en appartient a Guillaume Harvey" (Lecons sur la Physiologie, torn, iii., page 1). In J. Miiller's well-known work (Baly's translation) I read:--"The circulation of the blood was discovered in the higher animals by Harvey in 1619." Albert von Haller says:--" Postquam adeo et per varii generis experimenta, necessitas admittendi circuitus sanguinei ostensa est... Harveio inventi gloria debetur, homini modestissimo" (torn, i., p. 240). Professor Virchow, of Berlin, in an address to the International Medical Congress held in London in 181, said:--"The first great and distinctive example of successful vivisection which the history of medicine knows is that of William Harvey. The foundation of the doctrine of the circulation, which, in the main was experimental, has radically changed the whole direction of the thoughts of physicians. Had we this one example alone it would be sufficient to prove brilliantly the utility,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...vivisection will not bear the test of historical criticism. Now I know of no more necessary qualification for o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217302882

ISBN - 13:9780217302883

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