FRENCH, Richard D.
Title: Antivivisection and Medical Science in Victorian Society. in dustjacket
Publisher:  Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1975,
Seller ID: 110407
FRENCH, Richard D. Antivivisection and Medical Science in Victorian Society. (Princeton, N.J.) : Princeton Unversity Press, (1975). Pp (4),[v]-vii,(9),-425,(1). Illustrated. Idex. 8vo, brown cloth, black and gilt letteringto spne. "Late nineteenth-century England witnessed the emergence of a voc iferous and well-organized movement against the use of living animals in scientific research, a protest that threatened the existence of experimental medicine. Richard D. French views the Victorian antivivisection movement asa revealing case study in the attitude of modern society toward science. T he author draws on popular pamphlets and newspaper accounts to recreate thestructure, tactics, ideology, and personalities of the early antivivisecti on movement. He argues that at the heart of the antivivisection movement was public concern over the emergence of science and medicine as leading institutions of Victorian society—a concern, he suggests, that has its own contemporary counterparts. In addition to providing a social and cultural history of the Victorian antivivisection movement, the book sheds light on many related areas, including Victorian political and administrative history, the political sociology of scientific communities, social reform and voluntary associations, the psychoanalysis of human attitudes toward animals, and Victorian feminism." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Animal Experiment and Humanitarian Sentiment before 1870. 3. Experimental Medicine in Britain. 4. The Politics of Experimental Medicine. 5. An Act "To Reconcile the Claims of Science and Humanity" 6. The Antivivisection Movement and Political Action after 1876. 7. The Administration of the Act and the Association for the Advancement of Medicine by Research. 8. Anatomy of an Agitation. 9. The Mind of Antivivisection: Medicine. 10. The Mind of Antivivisection: Science and Religion. 11. The Mind of Antivivisection: Animals. 12. Epilogue. Slightly cocked, top edge spotted, bookplate, else very good in nicked, spine-sunned dustjacket. 50.00