Experiments Upon Living Dogs: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the District of Columbia, United States Senate, Sixty-ninth Congress, First Session, on S. 2957, a Bill to Prohibit Experiments Upon Living Dogs in the District of Columbia Or in Any of the Territorial Or Insular Possessions of the United States and Providing a Penalty for Violation Thereof. May 4, 5, and 6, 1926

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Page 133 - WHEN I first gave my mind to vivisections, as a means of discovering the motions and uses of the heart, and sought to discover these from actual inspection, and not from the writings of others, I found the task so truly arduous, so full of difficulties, that I was almost tempted to think, with Fracastorius, that the motion of the heart was only to be comprehended by God.
Page 144 - In any operation likely to cause greater discomfort than that attending anesthetization, the animal shall first be rendered incapable of perceiving pain and shall be maintained in that condition until the operation is ended. Exceptions to this rule will be made by the director alone, and then only when anesthesia would defeat the object of the experiment. In such cases an...
Page 1 - ... jail for a term of not less than three months nor more than one year or by both such fine and imprisonment for each time he may be convicted of such a misdemeanor.
Page 152 - Scientific inquiry has been the chief instrumentality in bringing man from barbarism to civilization, from darkness to light, while it has incurred, at every step, determined opposition from the powers of ignorance, misunderstanding, and jealousy. It is not so long ago, as years are reckoned, that a scientist in a physical or chemical laboratory was popularly regarded as a magician engaged in unlawful pursuits, or as in impious converse with evil spirits, about whom all sorts of detrimental stories...
Page 13 - When this feeling was carried to its height, so that the animal became furious as soon as it saw or heard me, I put out its eyes ; I could then appear before it without its manifesting any aversion.
Page 62 - University; and the chairman of the division of medical sciences of the National Research Council, chairman ex officio.
Page 1 - That from and after the passage of this Act it shall be a misdemeanor for any person to experiment or operate in any manner whatsoever upon any living dog, for any purpose other than the healing or curing of said dog, in the District of Columbia.
Page 1 - Washington, DC The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10.30 o'clock am, in the committee room, Capitol, Senator Frederick Hale presiding. Present: Senators Hale (chairman), Ball, Keyes, Pepper, Swanson, and Broussard. The subcommittee thereupon proceeded to the consideration...
Page 144 - No operations on animals shall be made except with the sanction of the Director of the Laboratory, who holds himself responsible for the importance of the problems studied and for the propriety of the procedures used in the solution of these problems.

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