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To discredit experimental physiology, antivivisectionists continued to rely on eyewitness testimonials of those who had been to Alfort or studied under a French vivisector.
Victor had, as a vivisector, justified his acts of vivisection, which 'tortured the living animal' in an appeal to his 'human nature' which saw the 'beauty of the dream' in creating life from death.
Due to his participation in this tropical marketplace, Moreau is a composite figure--not just a vivisector and an imperial administrator of an island but also a buyer of wild animals.
Frances Power Cobbe's Illustrations of Vivisection; or, Experiments on Living Animals contains pictures of the devices used by vivisectors in their surgeries.
I asked a question, devised some method of obtaining an answer, and got--a fresh question," the vivisector tells him.
Lansbury notes that the icon of bound and tortured woman is the staple of nineteenth-century pornography, and further discusses the correspondence between the devices used to bind women, described at length in such pornography, and the apparatus of the vivisector.
This response seemed particularly appropriate to Theft, Carey's latest, because it reminded me almost at once of Patrick White's 1970 novel, The Vivisector, which also centered on a painter.
A vivisector trying to find chimpanzees for particular experiments faced considerable opportunity costs in locating suitable animals.
It got a big boost in the 1800's with Claude Bernard, an enthusiastic vivisector, who argued that the animal laboratory is where real medical knowledge is derived.
See The Testament of a Vivisector (London: Grant Richards, 1901), The Testament of a Man Forbid (London: Grant Richards, 1901), The Testament of an Empire-Builder (London: Grant Richards, 1902), The Testament of a Prime Minister (London: Grant Richards, 1904), 'The Testament of Sir Simon Simplex Concerning Automobilism' (1908), The Testament of John Davidson (London: Grant Richards, 1908).
QI RECENTLY heard a vivisector claiming that experiments on animals help people.
White had already pioneered this virtuosic language of dissolution in The Vivisector, though there our final glimpse of the process is from the subject's end of the telescope:
All of us, whether vivisector or vegan, have been subject to mechanisms undercutting sympathy for animals.
Indeed, as related in his wrenching journal, A Grief Observed, Lewis cannot but ask whether God might, after all, be "a cosmic sadist" or "the eternal vivisector.
Davidson's "The Testament of a Vivisector," in which the