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Anti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain | SpringerLink

Anti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain | SpringerLink

This book explores the social history of the anti-vivisection movement in Britain from its nineteenth-century beginnings until the 1960s. It discusses the ethical principles that inspired the movement and the socio-political background that explains its rise and fall. Opposition to vivisection began when medical practitioners complained it was contrary to the compassionate ethos of their profession. Christian anti-cruelty organizations took up...

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