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The jam lab researchers determine how the missile tracks its targets, and any new methods are revealed by this electronic vivisection.
Anti-vivisection activists found what may have seemed to be the real-life equivalent of Victor Frankenstein in scientists like Claude Bernard.
Bernard inherited his mentor’s reverence for the experimental method and unapologetic reliance on vivisection.
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Vivisection includes the Latin root sect, meaning "cut". The Greek physician Galen, who lived during the 2nd century A.D., practiced vivisection on live monkeys and dogs to learn such things as the role of the spinal cord in muscle activity and whether veins and arteries carry air or blood; his findings formed the basis of medical practice for more than a thousand years. Vivisection continues to be used in drug and medical research today, but often in secret, since it makes most people very uncomfortable and some groups are violently opposed to it.
VIVISECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vivisection for English Language Learners
: the activity or practice of doing scientific or medical experiments on live animals
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