The Scalpel and the Butterfly: The Conflict Between Animal Research and Animal Protection

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University of California Press, 2001 - Nature - 389 pages
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"We are entering a new era in the question of animal rights. Nowhere is this extremely important issue more cogently discussed than in The Scalpel and the Butterfly. Those who believe, as I do, that animals have rights far beyond those that we at present accord them should arm themselves with the information in this valuable book."--Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

"Must reading for biomedical researchers and indeed for anyone concerned about the ethics of human and animal experimentation. Rudacille is fair to both camps--she exposes both the merits and the weaknesses of the animal rights advocates and of the researchers, and tellingly recounts changes in our attitudes over time that dramatically illustrate the need for open minds and the willingness to change behavior when warranted by the evidence."--Louis Lasagna, Tufts University School of Medicine
  

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The scalpel and the butterfly: the war between animal research and animal protection

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Rudacille, a former research writer and editor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, gives a balanced and detailed history of the conflict between anti-vivisectionists and ... Read full review

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A very good overview of the history of anti-vivisection that I would recommend, but again some viewpoints are one-sided and not fully explained. Read full review

Contents

Viruses Vaccines and Vivisection
17
The Kingdom of the Spirit
30
The Dogs of War
55
Nazi Healing
80
Polio Politics
98
The New Crusaders
120
Stalking the Shadow
150
Saints and Sinners
179
Animals Science and the Body
242
Partial Transformations
276
Epilogue
314
Notes
323
References
351
Resources
365
Acknowledgments
377
Index
381

Engineering Life
208

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About the author (2001)

Deborah Rudacille was researcher/writer at the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing from 1992 to 1997. She is the coauthor of Animals and Alternatives in Testing: History, Science and Ethics (1994) and the author of The Riddle of Gender.

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