The necessity for animal use in biomedical research is a hotly debated topic in classrooms throughout the country. Frequently teachers and students do not have access to balanced, factual material to foster an informed discussion on the topic. This colorful, 50-page booklet is designed to educate teenagers about the role of animal research in combating disease, past and present; the perspective of animal use within the whole spectrum of biomedical research; the regulations and oversight that govern animal research; and the continuing efforts to use animals more efficiently and humanely.
View the latest version of this report:
Science, Medicine, and Animals (2004)
Institute of Medicine. 1991. Science, Medicine, and Animals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10089.
|SCIENCE, MEDICINE, AND ANIMALS||1-3|
|Why Are Animals Used in Research?||4-4|
|How Have Animals Contributed to Improving Human Health?||5-7|
|How Has Science Advanced as a Result of Animal Experimentation?||8-10|
|Why Are Animals Used to Study the Brain?||11-13|
|How Do Animals Benefit from Animal Research?||14-14|
|Are There Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Research?||15-16|
|What Are the Issues Surrounding "Animal Rights"?||17-18|
|What Is the Difference Between Animal Rights and Welfare?||19-20|
|How Do Laws and Regulations Govern the Use and Care of Animals?||21-22|
|How Much Pain Do Animals Experience in Animal Research?||23-24|
|Should Pound Animals Be Used in Research?||25-25|
|What Is the Cost to Society of the Animal Rights Movement?||26-26|
The Chapter Skim search tool presents what we've algorithmically identified as the most significant single chunk of text within every page in the chapter. You may select key terms to highlight them within pages of each chapter.
The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the National Academies Press (NAP) through Rightslink:
Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:
Rightslink Customer Care
Tel (toll free): 877/622-5543
To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.
To request permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, pleaseclick here to view more information.