The Scalpel And The Butterfly

The Scalpel And The Butterfly

by Deborah Rudacille
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520231546

ISBN-13: 9780520231542

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: University of California Press


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.…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520231542
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Science Ethics Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1.Viruses, Vaccines, and Vivisection17
2.The Kingdom of the Spirit30
3.The Dogs of War55
4.Nazi Healing80
5.Polio Politics98
6.The New Crusaders120
7.Stalking the Shadow150
8.Saints and Sinners179
9.Engineering Life208
10.Animals, Science, and the Body242
11.Partial Transformations276
Epilogue314
Notes323
References351
Resources365
Acknowledgments377
Index381

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