Albert Leffingwell

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Albert Leffingwell
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Born(1845-02-13)February 13, 1845
DiedSeptember 1, 1916(1916-09-01) (aged 71)
Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, United States
OccupationPhysician, social and vivisection reformer
Elizabeth Fear
(m. 1892)
ChildrenAlbert Fear Leffingwell

Albert Tracy Leffingwell, M.D. (February 13, 1845 – September 1, 1916) was an American physician, social reformer, and vocal advocate for vivisection reform. He authored many books bringing light to the cruel abuses of animal experimentation and calling for regulation. At the same time, he sought middle ground between the anti-vivisection societies, which called for the abolition of all experimentation and those who rejected any restraints. Leffingwell also was concerned with meat safety, believing that lax regulations, in particular allowing cancerous animals into the food chain, were responsible for increases in the incidence of cancer. He also served as the president of the American Humane Association.[1]

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  1. ^ "Dr. Albert Leffingwell; Author and Ex-President of American Humane Association Dies at 72". The New York Times. 1916-09-02. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-02.

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