He lived the first 14 years of his life in Naples, where his father was a textile industrialist and a specialist in Pompeian Art. Once in a while, in every century, certain great individuals emerge onto the world scene who are destined to challenge and change the prevailing culture, to enhance and ennoble it. For the season he purchased another Alfa Romeo, this time a powerful Tipo 8C, built for the Scuderia Ferrari and raced by the great Tazio Nuvolari. In later life his attention turned to the campaign against vivisection, his own interest having been latent since the death in infancy of his brother Konrad, apparently after being given a drug which had been cleared after tests on animals. Konrad had been killed by a drug containing arsenic and mercury and tested for ‘safety’ on animals. It was in that Imperatrice Nuda was published, first in his native Italy, and then in the USA in as Slaughter of the Innocent, the first book to denounce vivisection not only on self-evident moral grounds – which incidentally Hans has achieved in this book probably better than any writer before or since – but also on medical and scientific grounds.
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Individuals of this type may be scientists or artists more usually the latter – but they always leave behind one great work which, inspiringly, will outlive their ruescb lives and resonate forth into the centuries that follow.
In Hans came to the UK to speak at two protest marches against vivisection, first in Cambridge in May, and again in October at Oxford. After being arrested in Madrid, he managed to get to Lisbon and from there sailed to New York, where he spent much of the war taking a university course in creative writing, contributing stories to Esquire, the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s and Redbook magazine before returning to Europe in In later life his attention turned to the campaign against vivisection, his own interest having been latent since the death in infancy of his brother Konrad, apparently after being given a drug which had been cleared gans tests on animals.
He attended school in Naples until the age of 12, although Hans was officially a Swiss citizen on tacing of his father, and an agreement existing between the two countries. It was followed ruescg other volumes and, inby visits to anti-vivisection demonstrations in Oxford and Cambridge.
They separated in the early s and Maria Luisa died in Marriage to Maria Luisa de la Feld in was followed a year later by the publication of Top of the World, a novel of life among Eskimos which, in the hands of the director Nicholas Ray, became a film called The Savage Innocents, starring Anthony Quinn and released in When this same work was to be published in England, the title was changed, at the publisher’s request, to “Slaughter of the Innocent”, and that is the title used when the book was subsequently issued by Civitas in the United States.
Montage by Peter Darnall. He married Maria Luisa de la Feld in Nicola Bernardi marked it as to-read Jan 04, This was followed up by Naked Empress, or the Great Medical Fraud, inand this brought further to light the great harms being done to mankind and medicine because of a medical establishment that has become controlled by the pharmaceutical giants, and consequently turned its back on the search for health, instead replacing it with a search for grant money, profits and prestige.
Though Hans was indeed an animal lover he also fully realised the futility of campaigning against vivisection on moral grounds alone, and as a virtual one-man band his CIVIS organisation claimed many successes in his battle against vivisection.
The Racer by Hans Ruesch
Rian Peinado marked it as to-read Mar 03, Nature’s inner workings are always mysterious. Thank you very much for informing us; it is s truly great photo. Not only is vivisection a savage assault upon the animals it so pointlessly decimates and desecrates then uncaringly discards, but it is equally guilty of the slaughter of humanity in every sense of the term as a consequence of its cruel inapplicability to meaningful human medical research.
Scuderia Ferrari entered four Tipo C Alfas: This information is provided by the original organiser of Civitas. Once in a while, in every century, certain great individuals emerge onto the world scene who are destined to challenge and change reusch prevailing culture, to enhance and ennoble it. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Seaman set the fastest lap in practice, four seconds faster than the car’s owner, but Ruesch started the race and had established racinf comfortable lead when he handed over to his co-driver midway through.
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Ruesch was internationally known as an outspoken advocate against vivisection and other forms of animal testing. The preface to the latest edition rueach Slaughter also covers these issues to some degree, and it is to the credit of Martin J Walker and Slingshot Publications that this book remains in print. Baby Konrad Ruesch and his tombstone The discovery of what passes for much of ‘modern day medical research’ affected Hans greatly, and in he stated that he would never again write fiction whilst vivisection continued.
Ruesch “a born storyteller,” and the novel is “a brilliant feat of poetic imagination. He was also to become the honorary president of the International League of Doctors against Vivisection. It was released as the film The Racers Ross Berger marked it as to-read Jan 01, He told me of his scary experience at Rheims during the night race.
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He attended boarding school in Switzerland and studied Law at the University of Zurich, but left school in to pursue his interest in racing cars. No trivia or quizzes yet.
As so often happens to those blessed with that great gift of intuition inner tuitionHans realised that it was very unlikely that medical research would or could ever progress whilst research was confined to such methods.