UK Laws Restricting the "Practice" of Anatomy and Physiology
4. Lastly, the state has interposed to restrict the "practice" of anatomy and physiology. By the Anatomy Act of 1832 (amended in 1871) licences are required for schools of anatomy, as well as licences for teachers, "to practice anatomy." Licensed teachers of anatomy are empowered to receive subjects for dissection under certain conditions. The Act is administered by the home office, with a staff of four inspectors of anatomy, one for the metropolis, one for Ireland and Scotland. The Act restricting the practice of physiology is the Vivisection Act of 1876; it is intended for the protection of vertebrate animals liable to be employed alive in physiological experiments, and it resorts to a controlling machinery of licence and inspection similar to that of the Anatomy Act, and under the same Government department. (C.C.)
The above section (Parts 1-8) of the article "Medicine" was written by: Charles Creighton, M.A., M.D., Aberdeen; author of A History of Epidemics in Britain, Jenner and Vaccination, etc.
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