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Missing evidence that animal research benefits humans

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1017

Evidence is all around us

  1. Y S Bakhle, senior research fellow (
  1. Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ

    EDITOR—The general inference drawn by Pound et al from six systematic studies, that animal research does not benefit humans is not justified.1 These studies represent a very small proportion of all animal research. The correct inference from their examples (in four out of six, animal studies agreed with clinical findings) is not that …

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