Letters Animal testing

A broader view of animal research

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39115.390984.1F (Published 08 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:274
  1. Timothy I Musch, chair, Animal Care and Experimentation Committee, American Physiological Society1,
  2. Robert G Carroll2,
  3. Armin Just3,
  4. Pascale H Lane4,
  5. William T Talman, chair, FASEB Animal Issues Committee5
  1. 1Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
  2. 2Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
  3. 3Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  4. 4Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  5. 5Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Iowa College of Medicine

    Perel et al examined only immediate preclinical testing of new drug therapies,1 but animal research aids medical science in many more ways Animal studies play a part in the initial development of candidate drugs, and the development and testing of medical devices and surgical procedures. Even …

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