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  • n. Plural form of vivisection.

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Examples

  • A contemporary woodcut shows him calmly dining at a full table as impalements and vivisections take place before him.

    Bloodlust

  • Among other things he attempted to change eye color by injecting dye into eyes, sterilized women and girls, performed vivisections on pregnant women, and applied electric shock and amputated healthy limbs to test pain tolerance.

    Alan Singer: American Mengele

  • I recalled interviewing an elderly Japanese soldier several years earlier who told me that he had performed vivisections, without anesthetic, on naked prisoners.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 2010 » May

  • Graus vaccinated healthy children with infectious diseases, performed vivisections, and injected his victims with different mixtures of the anesthesia he was developing in order to measure their reaction to pain.

    The Moses Expedition

  • And after two years of creative writing vivisections, um, I mean workshops, in college, I can take rough comments pretty well.

    Chip MacGregor's Tips For Writers

  • When I first gave my mind to vivisections, as a means of discovering the motions and uses of the heart, and sought to discover these from actual inspection, and not from the writings of others, I found the task so truly arduous, so full of difficulties, that I was almost tempted to think, with Fracastorius, that the motion of the heart was only to be comprehended by God.

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

  • Last night I was telling him about Sabine's workroom, and the vivisections, and some of the visual stuff, and he said, "see, that's what I'm talking about!"

    picking up steam, pausing to distill

  • Of course, at the same time as I say this, I cringe to think about the origin of anti-semitism, the American racial studies and Japanese internment camps, the Nazi concentration camp doctors, live vivisections and germ research by Japanese scientists, etc.

    Jared Diamond on “The Japanese Race”

  • When I first gave my mind to vivisections, as a means of discovering the motions and uses of the heart, and sought to discover these from actual inspection, and not from the writings of others, I found the task so truly arduous, so full of difficulties, that I was almost tempted to think, with

    The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)

  • There had been human vivisections there -- recently.

    Jimgrim

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