Animal Experiments
Animal Experiments.  A large list of contributions such as William Harveys (1578=1657) discovery of blood circulation, Humphry Davys (17781829) demonstration of the inhalational effects of gases, and Matteo Realdo Colombos (1516-1559) discovery of the pulmonary circulation were made possible through animal experiments. The use of live animals for experiments, some causing great suffering, was common in the 19th century and guidelines had to be laid down. Benjamin Ward Richardson (1828-1896) and others realized the importance of animal experiments for the advancement of science but were concerned about the way in which they were done. He devised a lethal chamber for the painless slaughter of experimental animals in 1866. Antivivisectionists [Greek: anti, against; Latin: vivus, living + secare, to cut] The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1824 but use of living animals in experimentation was questioned in England by the Medical Times and Gazette only in 1858. Societies for preventing cruelty to animals were formed in Dresden and Paris in 1859. The antivivisectionist movement gained momentum and lobbying led to the appointment of a Royal Commission which recommended restriction of animal experiments. The National Antivivisectionist Society, the Antivivisectionist Association and the Church Antivivisection League were founded in 1875, 1876 and 1899, respectively.

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The Art of Scientific Investigation, Beveridge, W.I.B., Heinmann, 1957 3rd Edition
The Art of Scientific Investigation, Beveridge, W.I.B., Heinmann, 1957 3rd Edition
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Experiments on Animals, Stephen Paget, 3rd Revised Edition, James Nesbet & Co, 1906, very good copy
Experiments on Animals, Stephen Paget, 3rd Revised Edition, James Nesbet & Co, 1906, very good copy
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The Royal Commission on Vivisection, with a hand written and signed letter by Stephen Coleridge, Antivivsection Society, London, 1907
The Royal Commission on Vivisection, with a hand written and signed letter by Stephen Coleridge, Antivivsection Society, London, 1907
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