The Weekly Review Volume 3

The Weekly Review Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...excrutiating torture of millions of animals is absolutely necessary for the development of knowledge, this might be at least regarded by the scientists as a hideous necessity. England has limited the operations of the new Priesthood, but nowhere else in either hemisphere is there any kind of limitation. The Japanese and the Hindoo, with their awful ingenuity in torture and absolute indifference to pain, are now engaged in the work, and woman even is now in the laboratories causing and watching the agonies of tortured animals. Besides these, the physiologist has his human subjects; the poor victims of the hospitals. helpless as the dog tied down to the torture-trough; unable to resist, ignorant of what is done, offered as a spectacle or a subject to students, lying prone and motionless on his bed of pain, angrily silenced if he dare protest, experimented on against his will, or without his knowledge; mere " material" as he is, to be studied, probed, tormented, till he can bear no more, and faints or dies. Human subjects are absolutely necessary to the perfecting of science, we are told. A little girl in a hospital, having to undergo every day a most painful operation on her throat, implored the kind surgeon to do it himself, as it hurt so much less than when done by the students. He replied to one who interceded for her that the students must have practice; that their instruction was of more consequence than a child's suffering. Constantly we are told that cure has been found and proved for a disease, but experiments continue to be made for the cure of the same diseases Mr. Ernest Hart asserts that all physiologists are men of "known honor and honesty." Why should it be taken for granted that they are more "immune...show more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,070g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236762444
  • 9781236762443