FAQs about the Use of Animals in Science: A Handbook for the Scientifically Perplexed

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University Press of America, co-published by arrangement withAmericans for Medical Advancement, 2009 - Science - 160 pages
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FAQs About the Use of Animals in Science: A handbook for the scientifically perplexed offers readers that are not extensively educated in science a balanced critique of the practice of using animals in scientific research. This book is about the scientific questions and issues surrounding the use of animals in general areas of science, rather than focusing on the much-discussed ethical issues. Greek and Shanks explain the scientific merits of using animals in specific areas and criticize the use of animals in areas of science where animal models simply cannot achieve the researcher's goal. Though this topic can appear daunting, Greek and Shanks have explained the concepts in easy-to-understand prose, avoiding jargon to make the discussion accessible to those that are not members of the scientific community.

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Ray Greek, M.D., is the president and co-founder of Americans For Medical Advancement. He has performed research with animals and humans and critiques both practices. Niall Shanks is the Curtis D. Gridley Distinguished Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Wichita State University. He is the vice-president of AFMA and past president of the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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