Medicine: Chicago Dogfight

Chicago's anti-vivisectionists were at it again last week. This time the stew began with the usual alarms in the Hearst press and swung into the usual argument between Irene Castle McLaughlin and the city's scientists. One zealot wrote an anonymous letter to the University of Chicago's distinguished professor emeritus of physiology, Dr. Anton Julius Carlson, head of the Illinois Society for the Protection of Medical Research. The letter called him a "butcher" and said that "as surely as there are skies above, we will get you. . . . The police can't watch...

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