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Animal experimentation
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1. General

With the rise of nature research and criticism of purely theoretical scholarship in the Early Modern period, the significance of observation, quantification (Quantification and measurement) and experience grew, which, from the 17th century onwards, led in Europe to an increase in the number of animal experiments in medicine and biology (especially from interest in knowledge of anatomy, physiology and embryology) as well as in physics and chemistry [8. 196–217]; [13…

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Ingensiep, Hans Werner, “Animal experimentation”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028913>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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