Vivisection, Hearing Before the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia

Vivisection, Hearing Before the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia : February 21, 1900, on the Bill (S. 34) for the Further Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the District of Columbia (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Vivisection, Hearing Before the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia: February 21, 1900, on the Bill (S. 34) For the Further Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the District of Columbia We first gathered together millions of young ticks and fed them to cattle without producing disease. We tried to take ticks from the Southern cattle and place them upon susceptible animals, but we found it was not their nature to leave one animal to go to another. After they have once fixed themselves to the skin they remain there until they become mature and are ready to drop to the ground, lay their eggs, and die. We had, therefore, proved that the disease was not caused by taking ticks into the digestive organs, nor by the direct transfer of contagion from animal to animal by the ticks. If this pro posed law had been in force and disease had resulted, the investigator would have been subject to the penalty therein provided, since these are not inoculation experiments, and it is impossible to keep the ani mals under anaesthetics during the whole time of the experiment. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 313g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024311771X
  • 9780243117710