Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Humane Society

Humane Society, The. The purpose of this institution, established in London by thirty-four private gentlemen in 1774, is to restore animation in those who are apparently drowned. Amongst other efforts for this purpose it maintains boats with life-saving apparatus on the Serpentine in

Hyde Park with printed instructions as to the method to be pursued. It also distributes numerous enededs and other awards for gallantry displayed in the endeavour to rescue life, especially in cases of drowning.