Experimentation on Living Animals

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1916 - Vivisection - 38 pages
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Page 22 - At the conclusion of the experiment the animal shall be killed painlessly. Exceptions to this rule will be made only when continuance of the animal's life is necessary to determine the result of the experiment. In that case, the same aseptic precautions shall be observed during the operation, and so far as possible the same care shall be taken to minimize discomforts during the convalescence as in a hospital for human beings.
Page 22 - 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 anesthetic shall be used so far as possible and may be discontinued only so long as is absolutely essential for the necessary...
Page 22 - ... 4. 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...
Page 22 - Animals 1. Vagrant dogs and cats brought to this laboratory and purchased here shall be held at least as long as at the city pound, and shall be returned to their owners if claimed and identified. 2. Animals in the laboratory shall receive every consideration for their bodily comfort; they shall be kindly treated, properly fed, and their surroundings kept in the best possible sanitary condition. 3. No...
Page 36 - Do you think it is improper that Congress should enact a law saying that a dog or a horse should be put under the influence of an anesthetic, before being cut to pieces or the nerves being torn from a dog's brain ? Do you think that that would be improper legislation ? Dr. KEEN. I think that it would be most unwise legislation, sir.
Page 5 - ... commercial production of serums and vaccines for sale, for the purpose of ascertaining whether such experiments and practices are attended with unnecessary and preventable suffering arising from useless repetitions of experiments, want of proper skill in the experimenters, non-use of anaesthetics, and the absence of proper care of the animals upon which such experiments or operations are conducted ; and to report the results of such examination and investigation to the Congress of the United...
Page 38 - The CHAIRMAN. If there is nothing further, the committee will now adjourn. (Thereupon, at...
Page 28 - I cut down on and cleaned about 1i or 2 inches of the jugular vein, and tied it. After exposing the carotid, which lay very deep, the dog was seized with convulsive tremors, which lasted a short time. Dr. Gamgee then finished the cleaning...
Page 35 - ... conditions of the practice of experimentation on living animals in laboratories for research and in hospitals and other establishments, and in the commercial production of serums and vaccines for sale, for the purpose of ascertaining whether such experiments and practices are attended with unnecessary and preventable suffering arising from useless repetitions of experiments, want of proper skill in the experimenters, non-use of anaesthetics, and the absence of proper care of the animals upon...
Page 5 - In 1916 a bill was introduced into the national congress •directing the Secretary of Agriculture to " examine into the extent and conditions of the practice of experimentation on living animals in laboratories for research and in hospitals and other establishments, and in the commercial production of serums and vaccines for sale, for the purpose of ascertaining whether such experiments and practices are attended with unnecessary and preventable suffering arising from useless repetitions of experiments,...

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