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The Resource Experimenting with humans and animals : from Galen to animal rights, Anita Guerrini

Experimenting with humans and animals : from Galen to animal rights, Anita Guerrini

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Experimenting with humans and animals : from Galen to animal rights
Title
Experimenting with humans and animals
Title remainder
from Galen to animal rights
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Anita Guerrini
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Language
eng
Summary
Ethical questions about the use of animals and humans in research remain among the most vexing within both the scientific community and society at large. These often rancorous arguments have gone on, however, with little awareness of their historical antecedents. Experimentation on animals and particularly humans is often assumed to be a uniquely modern phenomenon, but the ideas and attitudes that encourage the biological and medical sciences to experiment on living creatures date from the earliest expression of Western thought. Here, Anita Guerrini looks at the history of these practices from vivisection in ancient Alexandria to present-day battles over animal rights and medical research employing human subjects. Guerrini discusses key historical episodes, including the discovery of blood circulation, the development of smallpox and polio vaccines, and recent AIDS research. She also explores the rise of the antivivisection movement in Victorian England, the modern animal rights movement, and current debates over gene therapy.--From publisher description
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1953-
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Guerrini, Anita
Dewey number
619/.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP45
LC item number
.G84 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science
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  • Vivisection
  • Animal experimentation
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Animal Experimentation
  • Human Experimentation
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Experimenting with humans and animals : from Galen to animal rights, Anita Guerrini
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-160) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bodies of evidence : experimentation and philosophical debate in premodern Europe -- Animals, machines, and morals -- Disrupting God's plan -- Cruelty and kindness -- The microbe hunters -- Polio and primates -- Conclusion: Human rights, animal rights, and the conduct of science
Control code
50204062
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 165 pages
Isbn
9780801871962
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2002011064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Experimenting with humans and animals : from Galen to animal rights, Anita Guerrini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bodies of evidence : experimentation and philosophical debate in premodern Europe -- Animals, machines, and morals -- Disrupting God's plan -- Cruelty and kindness -- The microbe hunters -- Polio and primates -- Conclusion: Human rights, animal rights, and the conduct of science
Control code
50204062
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 165 pages
Isbn
9780801871962
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2002011064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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