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Animal Experimentation and Medical Progress (Paperback) Loot Price: R264
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Animal Experimentation and Medical Progress (Paperback): William Williams Keen
Animal Experimentation and Medical Progress (Paperback): William Williams Keen

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William Williams Keen

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the progress of surgery as influenced by vivisection1 I Have been asked by the editor of the Philadelphia "Record" to write a brief resume of the influence of vivisection on the progress of modern surgery. I shall do so as briefly as I possibly can, stating only facts which are generally well known to surgeons, but of which the general public of necessity must be ignorant to a great extent. Most of the facts below stated are known to me personally, as they have occurred during my professional lifetime; and I can, therefore, vouch for their accuracy. If a physiologist were asked to contribute a similar paper, he would be able to tell a similar story as to the revelations of the functions of various organs in the human economy obtained through vivisection; if a professor of pharmacology (i.e., the action of drugs upon the living body) were to write a similar paper, he would be able to show an equal debt owing to animal experimentation, first, in giving us an exact knowledge of the action of drugs, and, secondly, in the introduction of a large number of new drugs. In this way cocain was introduced into medicine and the proper use of such a powerful drug as digitalis was shown. If a medical man were to write a similar chapter, he would scarcely know where to begin. The whole life history, for example, of the trichina has been studied in animals and the results applied to man, so that if every one would heed the warning, no one need die from the trichina worm in pork. This has had also an enormous commercial value, since all our hog products are exported on condition that the trichina be excluded by microscopical examina 1 Reprinted by permission from the Philadelphia Record of September 14 and 21, 1901. tion. In diphtheria the percentage of deaths has been reduced ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Williams Keen
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 102
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-67786-8
Barcode: 9780217677868
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 0-217-67786-X

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