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The Medical History Society of New Jersey is pleased to announce its next online event. On Tuesday, November 17, at 7:00 pm, Frank Katz will discuss “Combating Antivivisectionists While Seeking Cures for Disease: The Rockefeller Institute in New Jersey.”
Today, Rockefeller University is an elite biomedical institute based in New York City. But in the early 20th century, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (as it was then known) established research facilities for animal experimentation on New Jersey farms. During these years, the Institute battled antivivisectionists (early animal rights advocates opposed to animal experimentation) and sought legislative approval for its efforts. The resulting legislation in 1915 helped to promote New Jersey as a state open to biomedical research.
Dr. Frank F. Katz, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Seton Hall University, will present his original research on this little known story in New Jersey medical history.
The information for the Zoom meeting will be sent to the email that you use to register for this event.
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