Scientific debate on animal model in research is needed

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7323.1252 (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1252
  1. Pandora Pound (radford.mill@ukonline.co.uk), freelance researcher
  1. Radford Mill, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0QF

    EDITOR—The editorial by Smith on animal research generated 23 responses on bmj.com, which are categorised in the table. 1 2

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    Categories of electronic responses to Smith's editorial on animal research1

    Five responses (and an additional letter by Botting) were published in the BMJ.3 Those selected fell into the category either of improvements to the current system, which supported the 3Rs (replacement, refinement, and reduction) approach (four letters), or of alternatives to animal research (one letter). All five letters adopted a conservative approach to the …

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