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

ISBN-10: 0520231546
ISBN-13: 9780520231542
Edition: 2000
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Description: In this sweeping history of animal research and the animal protection movement, Deborah Rudacille examines the ethical question of whether enhancement of human life justifies the use of animals for research. She shows how the question and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 397
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In this sweeping history of animal research and the animal protection movement, Deborah Rudacille examines the ethical question of whether enhancement of human life justifies the use of animals for research. She shows how the question and the answers provided by both scientists and anti-vivisectionists over the past 150 years have shaped contemporary society. Rudacille anchors her narrative in events from the lives of key players in the history of the war between science and animal protection, describing the work of activists who work outside the law as well as those working to change the system from within.

Introduction
Viruses, Vaccines, and Vivisection
The Kingdom of the Spirit
The Dogs of War
Nazi Healing
Polio Politics
The New Crusaders
Stalking the Shadow
Saints and Sinners
Engineering Life
Animals, Science, and the Body
Partial Transformations
Epilogue
Notes
References
Resources
Acknowledgments
Index

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