Researchers rally behind animal experiments

Vines, Gail
May 1991
New Scientist;5/4/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1767, p10
Discusses a recent meeting of the Research Defence Society in London which concluded that scientists should educate the public about the medical benefits of experiments on animals. Need for the involvement of educators and the media in spreading the word; Acknowledging public concern about the use of animals in toxicity testing; Comments of David Hubel of Harvard University and others; More.


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