Vivisection papers


Correspondence and a large variety of printed matter documenting campaigns by biomedical scientists against legislation that would have outlawed or severely curtailed the use of animals in scientific research. Most of the collection relates to the the response to the Davis-Lee bill in New York (1908-1909), but there is also material documenting similar efforts in New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

Correspondents include Frederick L. Bellamy, Henry P. Bowditch, Walter B. Cannon, John G. Curtis, Simon Flexner, Frederic Schiller Lee, Albert Leffingwell, and Albert Vanderveer.

Printed matter includes legislative bills, flyers, handbills, pamphlets, and reprints.

Date [inclusive]: 

1875-1932, 1947 (bulk, 1892-1909)

Physical Description: 

.75 cubic feet (3 boxes)


Cite as: 

Vivisection Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.