In the Name of Science

In the Name of Science : Issues in Responsible Animal Experimentation

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Few arguments in biomedical experimentation have stirred such heated debate in recent years as those raised by animal research. In this comprehensive analysis of the social, political, and ethical conflicts surrounding the use of animals in scientific experiments, Barbara Orlans judges both ends of the spectrum in this debate - unconditional approval or rejection of animal experimentation - to be untenable. Instead of arguing for either view, she thoughtfully explores the ground between the extremes, and convincingly makes the case for public policy reforms that serve to improve the welfare of laboratory animals without jeopardizing scientific endeavor. This book presents controversial issues in a balanced manner based on careful historical analysis and original research. Different mechanisms of oversight for animal experiments are compared and those that have worked well are identified. This compelling work will be of interest to biomedical scientists, ethicists, animal welfare advocates and other readers concerned with this critical more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 155.7 x 233.2 x 20.3mm | 552.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black and white photographs, line figures and tables
  • 019510871X
  • 9780195108712

About F. Barbara Orlans

F. Barbara Orlans, Ph.D., is a physiologist on the faculty of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, where she pursues her interests in the ethical and policy issues of animal experimentation. In previous years she conducted animal experiments on heart disease at the National Institutes of more

Table of contents

1. The Beginnings of Institutionalized Animal Experimentation: 19th Century; 2. Current Attitudes and Ethical Arguments; 3. Major Issues; 4. Legislation and Growth of Protagonists; 5. Animal Subjects and Alternatives; 6. Protocol Review; 7. Community Members Animal Review Committees; 8. Animal Pain Scales in Public Policy; 9. Pain, Suffering, and Death; 10. Testing; 11. From Sunshine Laws and Civil Disobedience to Raids; 12. Use of Animals in Education; 13. Source of Laboratory Dogs and Cats; 14. Editorial Responsibilities; 15. Looking Aheadshow more

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"The best informed book on the subject of animal experimentation that has been written for scientists..." Animal Welfare Institute Quarterlyshow more

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