Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (June 15, 2003)
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Experimentation on animals and especially people is frequently assumed to be a uniquely sleek phenomenon. however the principles and attitudes that inspire the organic and clinical sciences to test on residing creatures date from the earliest expression of Western proposal. In Animal and Human Experimentation, Anita Guerrini appears on the background of those practices from vivisection in historical Alexandria to present-day battles over animal rights and clinical study utilizing human subjects.Guerrini discusses in-depth key old episodes within the use of dwelling beings in technological know-how and drugs, together with the invention of blood stream, the advance of smallpox and polio vaccines, and up to date AIDS examine. She additionally explores the increase of the antivivisection stream in Victorian England, the fashionable animal rights flow, and present debates over gene remedy. during this hugely obtainable textual content, we learn the way our knowing of an animal's skill to think soreness has advanced. Guerrini reminds us that the moral values of technological know-how seldom stray faraway from these of the society during which scientists reside and paintings. moral questions on using animals and people in learn stay one of the so much vexing inside either the medical group and society at huge. those usually rancorous arguments have long past on, even if, with little wisdom in their old antecedents. Animal and Human Experimentation deals scholars and anxious common readers on each aspect of this debate a context in which to appreciate extra absolutely the accountability all of us undergo for the ache inflicted on different residing beings within the identify of medical wisdom.