Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals

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A&C Black, Jul 1, 2000 - Science - 256 pages
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Cancer has long been cured in mice but not in people. Why? Successful laboratory treatments and cures for one species don't necessarily result in cures for humans. But, because practice has become economically entrenched within medical industry, animal experimentation -against all medical evidence- continues.The human benefits of animal experimentation- a bedrock of the scientific age- is a myth perpetuated by an amorphous but insidious network of multibillion-dollar special interests: research facilities, drug companies, universities, scientisits, and even cage manufacturers.C.Ray Greek, MD, and veterniary dermatologist, Jean Swingle Gree, DMV, show how the public has been deliberately misled and blow the lid off the vested-interest groups whose hidden agendas put human health at risk.
  

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User Review  - DeFor - LibraryThing

This is a very biased book, and I want to believe it, so I'm dubious. But, given that I can't find any well researched argument supporting the idea that animals are adequate models for human disease ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

A lot of well-research information. Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD by Jane Goodall
9
INTRODUCTION
15
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
22
LEGISLATED INEPTITUDE
43
THE PATHETIC ILLUSION OF ANIMALMODELED
58
WHITE COAT WELFARE
77
ALTERNATIVES
99
REAL ORIGINS OF NEW MEDICATIONS
112
CANCER OUR MODERNDAY PLAGUE
124
DISEASES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
155
AIDS AND HUMBLED SCIENCE
183
ANIMAL ORGAN DONORS
205
CALL TO ACTION
222
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C. Ray Greek, M. D., is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has devoted himself to the message of this book. He and coauthor Jean Swingle Greek, D.V.M., speak at national and international forums on the subject of animal experimentation and have recently established Americans for Medical Advancement, a nonprofit foundation based in Los Angeles. Jean Swingle Greek, D.V.M. and co-author C. Ray Greek, M.D. speak at national and international forums on the subject of animal experimentation and have recently established Americans for Medical Advancement, a nonprofit foundation based in Los Angeles.

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