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dc.contributor.authorA.W.H. Bates*
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T08:14:31Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T08:14:31Z
dc.date.issued2017*
dc.date.submitted2017-11-23 15:47:31*
dc.identifier24599*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/40944
dc.identifier.pr0*
dc.description.abstractThis 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.*
dc.languageEnglish*
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series*
dc.subjectR723-726*
dc.subject.otheranti-cruelty*
dc.subject.otheranimal experimentation*
dc.subject.otheranimal ethics*
dc.titleAnti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain: A Social History*
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55697-4*
oapen.relation.isPublishedByd27cd9b0-53e1-403f-a4c8-b180427f6be6*
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_namePalgrave Macmillan
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.palgrave.com
oapen.relation.isbn9781137556974*
oapen.relation.isbn9781137556967*
oapen.pages217*


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