Sacred cows and golden geese: the human cost of experiments on animals

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Continuum, Jul 1, 2000 - Medical - 256 pages
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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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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Every day we use products, take medications, and benefit from medical procedures that have all been tested on animals. If we think about it at all, we assume that the testing has made the products and ... Read full review


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C. RAY GREEK, M D is a board-certified anesthesiologist and scientific adviser to the National Anti-Vivisection Society (USA). He and his wife, JEAN SWINGLE GREEK, D V M, speak at national and international forums on the subject of animal experimentation and the harm this experimentation ultimately causes humans: that scientifically considered, extrapolation from one species to another is not valid.

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