Science, medicine, and animals / National Research Council of the National Academies.

Diseases cause a staggering amount of suffering and death in both people and animals. As a result, human society has committed itself to alleviating this suffering. Toward this goal, biomedical research has included the use of animals as one component of research to understand, treat, and cure many...

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Corporate Authors: Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (U.S.). Committee to Update Science, Medicine, and Animals., National Research Council (U.S.)
Format: Electronic
Published: Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2004.
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Table of Contents:
  • FrontMatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • SIDEBAR:Why Use Animals?
  • A Theory of Germs
  • SIDEBAR:Overcoming Disease
  • Vaccines
  • SIDEBAR: Penguins!
  • Understanding Epilepsy
  • Surgical Advancements
  • Cancer Therapies
  • The Concept of Basic Research
  • Safety Testing
  • SIDEBAR: Cruelty Free
  • Regulation of Animal Research
  • Continuing Efforts to More Efficiently Use Laboratory Animals
  • SIDEBAR: The 3 Rs in Action
  • Conclusion
  • Resources and Web Links
  • BackMatter