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The Resource Anti-vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain : A Social History, (electronic resource)

Anti-vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain : A Social History, (electronic resource)

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Anti-vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain : A Social History
Title
Anti-vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain
Title remainder
A Social History
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. 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 the cause out of concern that callousness among the professional classes would have a demoralizing effect on the rest of society. As the nineteenth century drew to a close, the influence of transcendentalism, Eastern religions and the spiritual revival led new age social reformers to champion a more holistic approach to science, and dismiss reliance on vivisection as a materialistic oversimplification. In response, scientists claimed it was necessary to remain objective and unemotional in order to perform the experiments necessary for medical progress
Member of
Dewey number
179.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Palgrave Macmillan animal ethics series
Label
Anti-vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain : A Social History, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Vivisection, virtue, and the law in the nineteenth century -- Chapter 2. Have animals souls? -- Chapter 3. A new age for a new century -- Chapter 4. The National Anti-Vivisection Hospital, 1902–1935 -- Chapter 5. The Research Defence Society -- Chapter 6. State control, bureaucracy, and the national interest from the Second World War to the 1960s -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn999512353
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137556967
Other control number
  • 10.1057/978-1-137-55697-4
  • 9781137556967
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)999512353
Label
Anti-vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain : A Social History, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Vivisection, virtue, and the law in the nineteenth century -- Chapter 2. Have animals souls? -- Chapter 3. A new age for a new century -- Chapter 4. The National Anti-Vivisection Hospital, 1902–1935 -- Chapter 5. The Research Defence Society -- Chapter 6. State control, bureaucracy, and the national interest from the Second World War to the 1960s -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn999512353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137556967
Other control number
  • 10.1057/978-1-137-55697-4
  • 9781137556967
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)999512353

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