Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
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by F. Barbara Orlans, Tom L. Beauchamp, Rebecca Dresser, David B. Morton, and John P. Gluck, 330 pp, with illus, $55, ISBN 0-19-S1190-X, paper, $26.50, ISBN 0-19-511908-8, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1998.
Most of the current books dealing with animal welfare and experimentation promote one-sided arguments. A smaller number delve into philosophical arguments so abstract as to be meaningless to anyone other than a philosopher. A very few provide balanced coverage of arguments, pro or con, on the use of animals for human gain. The Human Use of Animals is such a book.
The authors represent a wide range of disciplines—ethics, law, medicine, philosophy, behavioral psychology, public policy, and veterinary science. They are F. Barbara Orlans, PhD, and Tom L. Beauchamp, PhD, both from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University; Rebecca Dresser, JD, of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; David B. Morton, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, Department of Biomedical Science and Ethics at the University of Birmingham (England) Medical School; and John P. Gluck, PhD, Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico.
Animal ExperimentationThe Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice. JAMA. 1999;281(4):385-386. doi:10.1001/jama.281.4.385